The 4-week-old female pup, named Kaimana, after being born at Kaimana Beach in Waikiki, reportedly became separated from her mother Rocky, with local media organization Honolulu Civil Beat posting a video showing Rocky wailing while searching for her pup.
Kaimana had become stuck in a shallow inner canal at Waikiki Natatorium. Local media reported that Aliza Milette-Winfree, who is the Oahu marine mammal response coordinator for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), "got a beach blanket from someone on the beach for use as a stretcher," in order to rescue the pup.
A team of volunteers then brought the pup back to her mother. A series of videos related to the pair being reunited have been included in this post.
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