If I wasn’t already set this week to view rehearsals of Kumu Kahua Theatre’s upcoming comic play, “Fishing for Wives” for a feature story, I’d definitely be heading to the Waikiki Aquarium on Thursday for the talk and book signing by Dr. Terrie Williams, director of the Marine Mammal Physiology Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She helped care for the abandoned, blind Hawaiian monk seal pup KP2 at California’s marine mammal lab, who now frolics energetically at the Aquarium.
Williams will read excerpts from her new book, and account of her experiences, The Odyssey of KP2: An Orphan Seal, a Marine Biologist, and the Fight to Save a Species, and sign copies.
After the presentation, the Aquarium monk seal team will demonstrate training techniques with the resident seals, Hō‘ailona (KP2, pictured below right) and Makaonaona. Hō‘ailona, or KP2, came to Waikiki Aquarium at age 3
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