Who Punched That Seal?

Jonard Asencion, Reporter

A video was posted on social media of an man  punching a pregnant monk seal on a Kauai beach. This monk seal was pregnant with her seventh pup and managed to survive the attack. Eventually, the 19 year old suspect was arrested. He faces a possible 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000 if convicted. Monk seals are currently endangered with only approximately 1,200 monk seals near the Hawaiian Islands and only 200 near the main Hawaiian Islands. Scientists went back to the site of the attack and the mother monk seal, RK30, eventually left the beach.