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Monk Seals
Monk Seals Hawaiian Monk Seals Sometimes called "living fossils," Hawaiian monk seals haven't changed in 15 million years. Named for their solitary behavior and the folds of skin on their neck—which resemble a monk ...

National Geographic Coloring Book: Hawaiian Monk Seals Picture
Natalya Zahn Hawaiian Monk Seals Hawaiian monk seal pups can swim soon after they are born, but they usually stay on shore with their mothers for the first six weeks. Some monk seals talk in ... study the animals that wear them. More About Hawaiian Monk Seals E-Mail a Seal Postcard Hawaiian Monk Seal Fact Sheet The Ocean Conservancy: Hawaiian Monk Seals Parents: Check Out Our Kids Shop © 1996-2008 ...

Crittercam Interactive Mission: Hawaiian Monk Seals--National Geographic
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SCS: Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus)
For centuries Mediterranean monk seals have been killed by fishermen who see the seals as competitors or accuse them of destroying their fishing gear. In the past the seals were also killed ... six Mediterranean monk seals and start a captive breeding project failed after an outcry from scientists and conservationists who viewed the plan as flawed. The possibility of relocating monk seals from ...

SCS: Caribbean Monk Seal (Monachus tropicalis)
Caribbean monk seal, also known as the West Indian monk seal, since 1952. The species is ... There are accounts of people surviving shipwrecks by feeding on Caribbean monk seals. The seals were said to be very unaggressive and sensitive to ... provided no sightings or evidence of the presence of Caribbean monk seals and similar searches, such as one carried out in the ... More from this site

Donald DiCesare
Clubs are seldom used to kill seals. High powered rifles now account for 90% of the harvest ... % of the total seal population. 17. Seals are not an endangered species (except monk seals in Europe, that nobody seems to care about because they're not cute and cuddly). 18. There was an American seal hunt off Alaska where they rounded up seals ...

The Monk Seal on the Web
Monk Seal on the Web Dedicated to Monk Seals and their Threatened Habitats The Monachus Guardian Current Issue Back Issues Monk Seal Fact Files Mediterranean Monk Seal Hawaiian Monk Seal Caribbean Monk Seal Monk ...

Pinnipeds: Seals, Sea Lions, and Walruses - Office of Protected Resources - NOAA Fisheries
Species Critical Habitat Maps Contact OPR Glossary OPR Site Map Pinnipeds: Seals, Sea Lions, and Walruses Caribbean Monk Seal (Monachus tropicalis) Photo: New York Zoological Society, 1910, ... Hooded Seal Northern Elephant Seal More About Pinnipeds Phocid seals include elephant seals, several ice seals, monk seals, and harbor seals. All of these seals have rear flippers that point backwards, and ...

Caribbean Monk Seal (Monachus tropicalis) - Office of Protected Resources - NOAA Fisheries
Caribbean monk seals were also known to have algae growing on their pelage, giving them a slightly greenish appearance, which is similar to Hawaiian monk seals. Historical records ... since the early 1950s. Sightings of Caribbean monk seals are occasionally reported, but these are most likely harbor seals, harp seals, or hooded seals that have ventured a long distance from ... More from this site

Many seals are hunted for their fur, shot as pests, and affected by pollution. Some species such as monk seals are particularly rare Unlike other marine mammals, seals have not become ... the true seals find it difficult to move about quickly. True seals lack external earflaps - one of the distinguishing features that separate true seals from the sea lions and fur seals. All seals are ...

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