Third Monk Seal Found Dead on Molokai

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

A third monk seal was found dead on Molokai Wednesday and officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are working to determine the cause of death.

The discovery comes after news last week that NOAA is investigating the deaths of two other monk seals in which foul play is suspected.

A necropsy will be conducted to try to determine the cause of death of the monk seal found dead this week, according to Jeff Walters, the Hawaiian monk seal recovery coordinator for NOAA. He said no additional information was available at this time, but that results of the necropsy could be in late Thursday.

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