A Hawaiian monk seal pup named Manu‘iwa was spotted last Sunday.The people observing the seal spotted it playing with a bright orange object in its mouth. As they watched the seal dive beneath near-shore rocks and come back up they realized Manu‘iwa was holding a knife in its mouth by its handle.
The video is a reminder to not throw or lose sharp objects into the ocean.
At one point the seal dropped the knife under the rocks and it was later retrieved.
Monk Seal and Knife from Hawaii DLNR on Vimeo.