Mediterranean Monk Seal

Whilst leading a group on Lesvos back in April we saw a seal off Makara. In nine years visiting the island I had never heard of any seasl being seen, and asking around neither had anyone I spoke to.

Having just recalled it, I've now identified it as a Mediterranean Monk Seal. Now this is a rare beast, with only around 400 animals in total, half of which are known to reside in the Aegean Sea.

If you've seen a Med Monk Seal off Lesvos I'd love to hear from you.

Email - steve at toadsnatcher dot com.