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An Alabama man has been fined $1,500 for touching a Hawaiian monk seal as well as harassing a sea turtle on Kauai, and then posting the videos on social media. In the video he posted on Instagram with the hashtag #monkseals, he shows himself walking up to a sleeping monk seal on Poipu Beach at night and stroking it with his hand. (NOAA photo)

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Alabama man fined $1,500 for touching endangered Hawaiian monk seal

An Alabama man was fined $1,500 for touching a Hawaiian monk seal as well as harassing a sea turtle on Kauai, and then posting the videos on social media.