Fine art illustration of a Hawaiian Monk Seal. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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The Hawaiian Monk Seal was completed on 6.29.2012. I've been fortunate to be able to travel to Hawaii several times. The first time I took my fiancee, we stayed on the west coast of Maui. When we arrived at out hotel, we noticed a crowd on the beach. There, pulled up onto the sand, was a Monk Seal. It set a great tone for the trip, and I felt very lucky to see one of these very rare animals. The drawing is based on a photo by http://www.davestravelblog.com/
The Hawaiian Monk Seal is a critically endangered marine mammal native to the the Hawaiian Islands. It is a member of the Phocidae family, which are the earless and "true" seals. There is only one other species of Monk Seal - the Mediterranean Monk Seal. Adult males of the species grow to weigh about 300 to 400 pounds (140 to 180 kilograms) and have a length of roughly 7 feet (2.1 meters) Females are generally somewhat larger - 400 to 600 pounds (180 to 270 kilograms) and 8 feet (2.4 meters) long. There are only an estimated 1,100 individuals in the wild, and because of this number - along with the fact there are very low levels of genetic variations - there are very aggressive conservation efforts being made in order to save the species from extinction. The Hawaiian Monk Seal is the official state mammal of Hawaii.