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Alonnisos in Shock as Spearfisherman Kills Island’s Mascot Seal

The famous seal of Alonnisos island is gone; residents and tourists are shocked by the news of the death of one of the most famous and beloved seals of the island, who was named ''Kostis.'' The devastating news was made...

Animal Groups Issue Statements After Seal Bites Tourist in Greece

The seal protection organization MOm issued a statement after Wednesday's incident involving a seal that bit a female tourist off Alonnissos.

Meet 'Bill' the Orphaned Seal Pup at Attica's Zoo

Bill is a resident of the rehabilitation unit for orphaned seals at the Attica Zoological Park outside of Athens. The young Mediterranean monk seal, also known as Monachus monachus, was found on a beach at a holiday resort in northern Greece...

Baby Monk Seal Enjoys Sunbathing on the Beaches of Sithonia Halkidiki

A baby seal has chosen to rest on the beaches of Sithonia Halkidiki. Scientists of MOm/Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the Mediterranean Monk Seal were informed by the Coast Guard that a young monachus monachus is sunbathing...

Wanted: Huge Manhunt for Argyro, the Mediterranean Monk Seal [video]

Never has an endangered creature been so approachable. Argyro, the Mediterranean monk seal, first came to attention when posing for tourists off the shores of Samos in the eastern Aegean. Since then, the friendly 150-kg animal has been treated...

Gyaros May Become Refuge for Monachus Monachus

A maritime ecosystem of exceptional natural beauty and unique ecological value was revealed by scientific research that was held on Gyaros island seabed by the Sea Geology and Natural Oceanography laboratory of the University of Patras for WWF Hellas...