The Monachus Guardian

  Vol. 5 / No. 2

Published by Friends of the Monk Seal

November 2002 

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Guest Editorial: Monk seal apocalypse

Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara explains how his chance encounter with a monk seal on Patmos has forever changed his perspective of the "Revelation" island.

International News

Hawaiian News

Mediterranean News

Cover Story: Virus threats to monk seals

An interview with Professor Ab Osterhaus, of Erasmus Medical Centre's Institute of Virology in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

In Focus: Conservation actions on the Cabo Blanco peninsula – a new approach

by Pablo Fernández de Larrinoa, Ingrid Mozetich and Miguel Angel Cedenilla.

Perspectives: Mediterranean monk seal behaviour – can we afford to discard anecdotal accounts?

by Harun Güçlüsoy, William M. Johnson and Alexandros A. Karamanlidis.

Monachus Science:

Bree, P.J.H. van. On a young monk seal that lost its way in 1927.

Moutou, F. Monk seals in the Indian Ocean?

Monachus Science Posters:

Karamanlidis, A.A., R. Pires, N.C. Silva and H.C. Neves. The habitat of the endangered Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) in the archipelago of Madeira. 16th European Cetacean Society Conference, Liege, Belgium, 7-11 April, 2002.

Letters to the Editor

Including – Which Park? by Dr. Daniel Cebrian.

Recent Publications

Publishing Info



Cover Story: Morbillivirus, seen through an electron microscope

Mauritanian artisanal fishermen

In Focus: Conservation and community aid comes to Mauritania

Med. monk seal portrait

Perspectives: The fisherman's tale: filtering scientific evidence from groundless myth

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