More and more seals are being found with eels up their noses

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(CNN) -- The Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program posted a pic on Facebook of a Hawaiian monk seal -- with an eel stuck up its nose.

Experts say this has become a more frequent problem recently. They suspect it may be the result of seals foraging for food in coral and the eels were trying to escape.

They said in all cases the eels were removed and the seals were fine.