But the eel may have gotten deeper into the nose, preventing the seal from removing the invader. In some other cases, the researchers have seen, in which around 2 feet (0.6 meters) of the eel was stuck the seal's nose, the seals must have regurgitated the prey, Littnan said.
A juvenile Hawaiian monk seal was spotted with a spotted eel in its nose at French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands this past summer.
In what is truly a weird phenomenon reportedly stumping researchers, a handful of not-so-smart Hawaiian monk seals have recently been observed with eels stuck up their noses - possibly from shoving their faces into crevices, but researchers tasked with observing these fools can't say for sure.
The post said that it had removed eels from the noses of several seals they're monitoring and that the seals were unharmed in every case, but the same couldn't be said for the eels.
Baffled researchers have no idea how the seal (or the eel) found itself in this 'slippery situation, ' though they suspect it has something to do with the way the mammals hunt.
[I] n the almost 40 years that we have been working to monitor and protect endangeredHawaiian monk seals, we have only started seeing "eels in noses" in the last few years. "We don't know if this is just some odd statistical anomaly or something we will see more of in the future", the NOAA wrote.
Apparently the seals were fine but the eels didn't make it, unfortunately.
Monk seals nose around in coral reefs, root around in the sand, and flip over 50-lb.
According to the NOAA Fisheries, researchers recorded a record number of pups born to the endangered Hawaiian monk seals on the main Hawaiian islands in 2018.
Once revealed the seal was in good health, social media users couldn't help but poke a little fun at the "rebel" sea creature.
But, the researchers note, 'we might not ever know'. "All the seals were released and haven't shown any issues from the incidents".
It's sad to hear that the eels didn't survive after being removed from the seal's nose, but considering they chose to enter the seal's nose without permission, they're really the architects of their own demise here.
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