The Monachus Guardian

  Vol. 3 / No. 1
Published by IMMA Inc.
May 2000 


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Guest Editorial: Monachus in Memoria

by Keith Ronald. Reflections on a quarter century of monk seal conservation.

International News

Hawaiian News

Mediterranean News

Cover Story: When Fishermen Save Seals

by William M. Johnson & Alexandros A. Karamanlidis. Why the artisanal fishers of the Mediterranean are beginning to save monk seals in order to save their own fragile livelihoods.

In Focus:  Final Millennium for the Caribbean monk seal

by Gail Swanson. A Florida Keys historian reflects on the Caribbean monk seal’s lethal encounters with European explorers and native Indians.

Perspectives:  Surf’s Up, Live! Maui on less than $500 a day

by William M. Johnson. Snapshots and outtakes from the 13th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Maui, Hawaii.

Monachus Science:

Kompanje, E.J.O., H. Güçlüsoy & P.J.H. van Bree. Insufficient calcium intake as a possible cause of osteoporosis in an adult female monk seal Monachus monachus from Çesme, Turkey.

van Bree, P.J.H, & A. Panou. Do monk seals eat aborted fetuses?

Baird, R.W. High levels of human interaction with a Hawaiian monk seal on the island of Maui.

Karamanlidis, A.A. Monitoring human and Mediterranean monk seal activity in the National Marine Park of Alonnissos and Northern Sporades, Greece.

Letters to the Editor

including Monk Seals in the Main Hawaiian Islands by Thea Johanos.

Recent Publications

Publishing Info

Cover Story: A young monk seal in the Aegean experiences the perils of entanglement in the nets of its traditional enemy.

In Focus: An early victim of European arrivals to the New World, the Caribbean monk seal has probably lived its final millennium

Monachus Science & Letters to the Editor: Why monk seals on the main Hawaiian Islands are posing a serious dilemma for researchers and conservationists

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