The Mediterranean monk seal Monachus monachus: status, biology, threats, and conservation priorities

@article{Karamanlidis2016TheMM,
  title={The Mediterranean monk seal Monachus monachus: status, biology, threats, and conservation priorities},
  author={Alexandros A. Karamanlidis and Panagiotis Dendrinos and Pablo Fern{\'a}ndez de Larrinoa and Ali Cemal G{\"u}c{\"u} and William M. Johnson and Cem Orkun Kiraç and Rosa Pires},
  journal={Mammal Review},
  year={2016},
  volume={46},
  pages={92-105}
}
The Mediterranean monk seal Monachus monachus is the most endangered seal species. In this review we summarize the status, ecology, and behaviour of the Mediterranean monk seal, and identify the main threats that currently affect the species and the conservation priorities for securing its survival. Once abundant throughout the Black Sea and Mediterranean, as well as off the Atlantic coasts of northwestern Africa and Macaronesia, the Mediterranean monk seal has recently suffered dramatic… 

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