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Aloha Extends To All Creatures

·By civilbeat

But was there a lei greeting? Perhaps a lei of small fish would have been in order …


A northern fur seal that’s not supposed to be in Hawaii showed up at Sunset Beach on Oahu recently. 

It’s been taken to the Honolulu Zoo where Kahu Kehau, of Honu Consulting, delivered a traditional Hawaiian blessing recognizing the seal, welcoming her to Hawaii and wishing for her safe return to her natural habitat. 

The northern fur seals live in cooler waters of the Pacific rim, from Japan to waters off of California. 

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