Ideally, the boundary surrounding a resting Maui monk seal is 50'. This is the Seal Resting Area or SRA. NOAA recommends that people stay 50' away from a Hawaiian monk seal on land so boundaries are set up with that distance in mind. However, the seal is not always cooperative! This Maui monk seal decided to approach the sign herself and check it out, rubbing her head against it. Personnel on site will usually move warning signs around to accommodate the seal's movements but sometimes events transpire too quickly. If the seal gets too close, too rapidly, the signs have to stay where they are until the seal gives a little more room!