Hawaiian monk seals have existed for over 10 million years. Now they are one of the world’s most endangered marine mammals. There are only 1400 remaining. These animals are native to Hawaii and can’t be found anywhere else. Monk seals face many threats, but entanglement in ocean plastic and other marine debris is one of the largest. They have one of the highest documented entanglement rates of any pinniped species. 4Ocean is collaborating with The Marine Mammal Center and their monk seal hospital, Ke kai Ola, to promote the recovery of Hawaiian monk seals through a science-based rehabilitation program, a volunteer response network, a coordinated education and outreach programs that inspire the local community to ensure a lasting future for this endangered species.