Monk seal pup caught playing with knife


State officials are urging the public to not leave anything behind at the beach after a monk seal pup was caught on camera playing with a knife.

The seal was spotted on Sunday at a Hawaii Island beach by a Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement officer. 

The knife was removed from the water after the seal, named Manuiwa, dropped it under some rocks. 

Manuiwa recently weaned from her mother and is being monitored by the Marine Mammal Center and DOCARE. 

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