Scientists uncover new marine mammal genus, represented by single endangered species

This is the stry of three seals: the Caribbean, the Hawaiian and the Mediterranean Monk Seals.  Once numbering in the hundreds of thousands, tehCribean Monk Seal was a hugely abundant marine mammal found across the CAribbean, and even recorded by Christopher Colombus during his second voyage.

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This is the story of three seals: the Caribbean, the Hawaiian, and the Mediterranean monk seals. Once numbering in the hundreds of thousands, the Caribbean monk seal was a hugely abundant marine mammal found across the Caribbean, and even recorded by Christopher Columbus during his second voyage, whose men killed several for food.
Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0514-hance-monk-seal-genus.html#R9HohtKsROGPlFaO.99


This is the story of three seals: the Caribbean, the Hawaiian, and the Mediterranean monk seals. Once numbering in the hundreds of thousands, the Caribbean monk seal was a hugely abundant marine mammal found across the Caribbean, and even recorded by Christopher Columbus during his second voyage, whose men killed several for food.
Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0514-hance-monk-seal-genus.html#R9HohtKsROGPlFaO.99

Last updated on 20 May 2014

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Mauritania
Morocco
Portugal
Spain
Region: 
Atlantic Ocean
Species: 
Monachus monachus
Species group: 
Marine mammals