23 February 2017

Mediterranean monk seal near bather

This photo, taken in July 2013, shows a Mediterranean monk seal near an unaware bather. The seal foraged in the area for a relatively long time, unnoticed by several bathers and people on the beach. Sometimes, lack of monk seal reports may not relate to lack of animals (as scientists would put it: "absence of evidence is not evidence of absence").

(Photo by G. Bearzi, Northern Evoikos Gulf, Greece)

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