The Caribbean monk seal, West Indian seal or sea wolf Neomonachus tropicalis
(formerly Monachus tropicalis), was a species of seal native to the Caribbean ...
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 ...
Caribbean monk seals are the only pinniped species to be extinct. Historically,
they had a widespread range throughout the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and
2014) have shown that molecular, morphological, and temporal divergence
between the Mediterranean and New World Monk Seals (Hawaiian and
Distribution and Numbers. The Caribbean, or West Indian, monk seal is thought
to have originally inhabited the beaches, cays and reefs of the Caribbean, ...
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.
Jan 15, 2015 ... Carribean Monk Seal Caribbean Monk Seal (Monachus tropicalis) Photo: New
York Zoological Society, 1910; courtesy of Monachus.org.
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 ...
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 ...
Jun 6, 2008 ... After five years of futile efforts to find or confirm sightings of any Caribbean monk
seals, the U.S. on Friday declared the species extinct, noting it ...