Hawaiian Monk Seal Attacks Woman After Swimming Too Close to Her Pups

July 26, 2022

A Hawaiian monk seal attacked an unsuspecting swimmer at Kaimana Beach in Honolulu. The woman was attacked twice by the seal before getting rescued. Rocky, the seal, recently gave birth and was trying to protect her pups. Authorities put up a warning sign stating "Hawaiian monk seal mothers can be aggressive and bite," but the swimmer swam too close to the pup. She was carried to safety and treated for her injuries.