Whale Entanglement Response
Beth and the Jupiter Hawaii staff have been longtime supporters and trained responders for North Pacific Large Whale Entanglement Response Team. Beth and her daughters, Jessica and Maya, helped locate a young, female Hawaiian Monk Seal that had that had been born in Hilo and later relocated to the West side of the island. Using a an RF antennae and receiver provided by NOAA, they were able to track the transmitter glued to her back to find her in Kapanaia River, North Kohala where she was swimming and catching small fish. The concern from NOAA is that she would acquire leptospirosis from eating out of the river.
As first responders, Jupiter has on a number of occasions helped NOAA keep track of entangled humpback whales.