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Five Remarkable Marine Animals of Greece (And Where to Find Them)

Many remarkable marine animals can be found in the waters of Greece.

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.

Tourist Hospitalized Due to Seal Bite off Greek Island of Alonissos

A woman was hospitalised for a seal bite she incurred off the coast of the Greek island Alonissos on Tuesday. 

Rare Mediterranean Seal Shot and Killed in Central Greece

A wildlife organization revealed on Friday that a rare Mediterranean Monk seal has been shot and killed in the area of Milina in the Pagasitikos Gulf in central Greece. The Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the Monk...

Monk Seal Filmed While Passing Through Corinth Canal (video)

A Mediterranean monk seal was filmed as he swum his way through the Corinth Canal recently. The amazing video shows the seal traveling between the Corinthian Gulf and the Gulf of Argosaronikos. As of 2015, it was estimated that fewer...

Carefree Seal Takes a Nap on Greek Beach (photos)

A young male seal ignored hundreds of bathers at a popular beach in the Greek island of Skopelos and took a nap. People gathered near the sleeping animal to take a closer look at the unexpected visitor. Wildlife specialists warn that...

‘Argyro’ the Emblematic Seal of Samos Shot and Killed (video)

Greek vets in Samos have confirmed that the seal found dead on 24 May on the coast of Marathokambos was the human-friendly mascot of the island, "Argyro". Anastasia Miliou, Director of Research at the ‘Archipelagos’ Institute for Marine Protection, said...

Mediterranean Monk Seals Make Comeback in Aegean, No Longer 'Critically Endangered'

In a rare piece of environmental good news, the Hellenic Society for the Study & Protection of the Monk Seal (MOm) on Monday announced that the seal (Monachus monachus) has made an unlooked-for comeback in the Aegean, with its...

Orphan Baby Seal Rescued in Greece

An orphan baby seal from an endangered species was rescued 25 days ago by a Greek animal rescue organization, MOm. According to organization representatives, the seal is expected to make a full recovery after its treatment at a zoo...