Mediterranean Monk Seal
The Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus) is believed to be the world's rarest pinniped. This earless seal's range extends throughout the Mediterranean Sea (excluding the Adriatic, where sightings have been very rare over the...
The Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) is a pinniped belonging to
the family Phocidae. As of 2015, it is estimated that fewer than 700 individuals ...
The Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) is one of the world's most
endangered marine mammals, with fewer than 600 individuals currently ...
The Mediterranean monk seal was first described by Aristotle in the third century
B.C. As recently as the 16th century, there were enough Mediterranean monk ...
Mediterranean monk seals
mate in the fall, and in the water. During this time, the mother stays with them on land, but after weaning, the pup is left to fend for itself and the mother returns to the ocean.
Seeing a monk seals
was considered "a sign of good fortune" ( ... More »
Monk seals are so-named because their uniform brown or greyish coats
supposedly resemble a monk's robes. They were revered by the ancient Greeks,
The Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus) is the sole representative
of the genus Monachus (Scheel et al. 2014). Differences in skull morphology ...
The Mediterranean monk seal is one of the most endangered mammals in the
world. The description of this species by Aristotle was the first known written ...
Distribution and Numbers. The Mediterranean monk seal is the most endangered
pinniped species worldwide and is currently on the brink of extinction.
Mediterranean monk seals are usually found along coastal waters, especially on
the coastlines of islands. They are sometimes found in caves with submarine ...