Monk Seal

AN ENDANGERED ANIMAL OF THE OCEAN

Description

  • mammal
  • brown/grey
  • can grow up to 7.5 feet
  • can weigh up to 800 pounds

IUCN

Adaption

  • active during the day
  • newborns communicate vocally
  • streamlined bodies for swimming
  • flippers for swimming

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Habitat

  • warm coastal waters
  • mediterranean & black sea
  • remote caves and rocky coasts
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Food Chain

Prey (carnivore)
  • lobster
  • small octopus
  • reef fishes

Predators
  • sharks
  • fishermen
  • marine debris

IUCN

Endangerment

  • hunted for fur, oil, meat
  • depleting all food sources
  • fishing gear causes drowning
  • toxic algae, oil spills
  • only small areas protected from fishing

EDGE

Conservation

  • certain areas protected from fishermen
  • national laws
  • survival programs for saving monk seals
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