Seal with eel stuck up its snout gets help from nosy scientists

Think Your Day Is Rough? This Monk Seal Has an Eel Stuck in His Nose

Except ... is that an eel coming out of his nose?!

All of the seals that we have encountered in this slippery situation have been quickly caught by our response teams and the eel gently and successfully removed.

The pic comes courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Hawaiian Monk Seal Research program.

"We have now found juvenile seals with eels stuck in their noses on multiple occasions", the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program wrote in a Facebook post on Monday.

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According to the team with the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program, the unusual phenomenon has been seen a handful of times in the past - each with the same outcome.

But researchers are still baffled as to why and how this happens.

"We have reported on this phenomenon before which was first noted a few years back".

'We don't know if this is just some unusual statistical anomaly or something we will see more of in the future, ' the NOAA post notes. Another is that startled eels get stuck there while attempting to flee the seals as the predators forage for food beneath rocks.

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Scientists believe the eels may be getting stuck as they try to defend themselves or escape. The seals were all fine, but the eels did not make it, according to the scientists' post. The seals' numbers have increased, even though these little creatures always "find unique ways to get themselves into trouble", Littnan said. "We might not ever know".

Another possibility is that the seal downed the eel and then regurgitated it up the wrong way, much like that time you snorted out milk when your friend told you an unexpected joke. "All the seals were released and haven't shown any issues from the incidents", NOAA adds.

There are only an estimated 632 mature Hawaiian monk seals left in the wild, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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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