The Monachus Guardian

  Vol. 3 / No. 2
Published by IMMA Inc.
November 2000 


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Guest Editorial: Lessons in Perfection
Reflections on the state of humankind, sea and seals, by Sevki Avci, a fisherman from Foça, Turkey.

International News

Hawaiian News

Mediterranean News

Cover Story
: Four Thorny Issues
Claudia Giammatteo reveals some of the broader ecological links that are at stake in the fight to save the Mediterranean habitat of Europe’s most endangered marine mammal…

In Focus
:  Monk Seal Philately
by William M. Johnson, Alexandros A. Karamanlidis, David M. Lavigne & Antonio A. Mignucci-Giannoni. Monk seal postage stamps as miniature mirrors of society’s attitudes, superstitions and misconceptions…

:  Sayings of 3000 Years
The most humorous, insightful and slack-witted comments on monk seals throughout the ages. Book I: from 900 B.C. to 1563 A.D.

Monachus Science
Pires R., & H. C. Neves
. Monk seal sightings on open beaches in the Desertas Islands – Madeira archipelago.

Monachus Science Posters
Dendrinos, P., E. Tounta & S. Kotomatas
. A field method for age estimation of Mediterranean monk seal pups. 13th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Maui, Hawaii.
Dendrinos, P. & A. Demetropoulos
. The Mediterranean monk seal in Cyprus. 8th International Congress on the Zoogeography and Ecology of Greece and Adjacent Regions, Kavala, Greece.

Letters to the Editor

including Tourism in the Dock by Xavier-Jacques Bacquet.

Recent Publications

Publishing Info

Mediterranean News: Baby boom in the Sporades… Plus… Monachus Science Posters: A field method for age estimation of Mediterranean monk seal pups

In Focus: Monk seal postage stamps, a colourful mix of truths, myths and deceptions

Perspectives: From the sublime to the ridiculous, monk seal quotations spanning 3000 years

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