In the summer of 2017, Rocky the Hawaiian Monk Seal gave birth to a pup at Kaimana Beach in Waikīkī, and nursed her pup, given the name Kaimana, on the beach fronting one of the beachside condominiums. An area was cordoned off by NOAA to give Rocky and Kaimana a safe haven. Kaimana is seen on the beach, while Rocky was in the ocean. Hawaiian Monk Seals are an endangered species, and federally protected. After a few months, Rocky and Kaimana were transported to an undisclosed beach.