Monk seal seen near Sandy Beach

Published On: Jun 11 2014 02:10:42 PM HST   Updated On: Jun 11 2014 02:14:53 PM HST

Chrislyn DeMattos sent in a picture and a video of a monk seal near Sandy Beach Park on this Kamehameha Day.

Click here to see the video.

The monk seal was seen at around 12:30 p.m.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was notified.

Remember -- NOAA Fisheries guidelines say people should be at least 50 yards from marine mammals, including monk seals.

NOAA officials also suggest limiting your viewing time to 30 minutes.

Click here to see what could happen if you do get too close.

PHOTOS: Waikiki monk seal sighted

Click here to see photos of a monk seal in Waikiki.


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