Mediterranean monk seal’s description
I am renowned for eating more than 530 different species ! It’s what me call a varied diet : fish, shellfish and even seaweed from time to time… I must feed with 15kg per day if I want to sustain my needs.
600 to 700
2 to 3 meters
200 to 300
Where do I live ?
I live in Mediterranea and I am mostly visible in greek islands.
Which threats ?
Between overfishing which prevents me to feed properly, fishing nets which accidentially capture me, man presence on the beaches and maritime traffic, I hardly pull through.
Kiwiwho’s word to save the mediterranean monk seal
To protect me, fishing-free zones have been established next to the reserves where I live. Awareness-raising measures have been taken to teach fishermen that I don’t compete with them, and that they must be careful with their ships and nets.
You too, help us to raise awareness about mediterranean monk seal’s fate !