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Caribbean monk seal


The Caribbean monk seal, West Indian seal or sea wolf Neomonachus tropicalis (formerly Monachus tropicalis), was a species of seal native to the Caribbean ...

Caribbean Monk Seal: an Extinct Species - Bagheera


The Carribean monk seal had existed in the tropical waters of the West Indies for thousands of years and was well known to the native islanders. It is the only ...

Neomonachus tropicalis (Caribbean Monk Seal, West Indian Monk ...


2014) have shown that molecular, morphological, and temporal divergence between the Mediterranean and New World Monk Seals (Hawaiian and Caribbean) ...

Caribbean Monk Seal - Oceans of Fun


Caribbean monk seals had a fairly large and robust body, along with a distinctive head and face. The head was rounded with an extended broad muzzle.

Caribbean Monk Seal Extinct, U.S. Officials Declare


Jun 9, 2008 ... Federal officials in the U.S. have confirmed what biologists have long thought: The Caribbean monk seal has gone the way of the dodo.

Extinct relative reveals rarity of last two remaining monk seal species


May 14, 2014 ... A newly released study focusing on an extinct species, the Caribbean monk seal (Monachus tropicalis), has revealed just how evolutionarily ...

The Extinction Website - Species Info - Caribbean Monk Seal


Mar 3, 2010 ... Captive Caribbean monk seal of unknown sex at the New York Aquarium in ca. 1910. Specimen originally captured from either Arrecife´s ...

Caribbean monk seal | 13 animals hunted to extinction | MNN ...


May 6, 2011 ... The only known native seal to the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean monk seal was officially declared extinct as recently as ...

(Extinct): Caribbean Monk Seal, West Indian ... - EDGE of Existence


The last reliable records of this species are from 1952, when a small colony of monk seals was observed on the Serranilla Bank, a group of tiny coral islands ...

Caribbean Monk Seals, Monachus tropicalis ~ MarineBio.org


Find out what's known about Caribbean Monk Seals, Monachus tropicalis, Mammalia, Carnivora, Phocidae, including their world range and habitats, feeding ...

West Indian Monk Seal
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora Family: Phocidae Genus: Monachus
Species: Monachus tropicalis
The Caribbean Monk Seal (Monachus tropicalis), the only seal ever known to be native to the Caribbean sea and the Gulf of Mexico, is now considered extinct. In the United States, the last recorded sighting of this marine mammal... More »
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Caribbean Monk Seal, Monachus tropicalis - The Monachus Guardian


Observing Caribbean 'sea wolves' on the coast of Santo Domingo in 1494, Columbus promptly ordered his crew to kill eight of the animals for food, paving the ...

Caribbean Monk Seal Gone Extinct From Human Causes, NOAA ...


Jun 9, 2008 ... After a five year review, NOAA's Fisheries Service has determined that the Caribbean monk seal, which has not been seen for more than 50 ...

Caribbean Monk Seal - the Seal Conservation Society!


The Caribbean, or West Indian, monk seal is thought to have originally inhabited the beaches, cays and reefs of the Caribbean, including at least the Greater ...