Rarest seal

Last updated: October 13, 2017 at 5:17 am

Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) – Numbers less than 700 specimens. Its closest relative, the Caribbean monk seal, is already extinct. It is highly threatened by human population, tourism, and industry.

Karamanlidis, A. & Dendrinos, P. (2015). Monachus monachus. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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