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23rd November, 2009

Monachus Guardian published

Just published: the November 2009 issue of The Monachus Guardian, the biannual electronic journal focusing on the Mediterranean, Hawaiian and Caribbean monk seals. The site can be accessed at http://www.monachus-guardian.org.

This issue features news and articles by some 30 authors from 13 countries from across the range of the genus, from Hawaii to Mauritania, Turkey to Spain, Madeira to Greece.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CURRENT ISSUE:

Guest Editorial: Monk seals and fisheries need attention, education and cooperation, by Trisha Kehaulani Watson.
International News: Quebec workshop builds Med-Pacific links, but will action ever follow?…

Hawaiian News: Short-lived freedom for KP2…

Mediterranean News: Greece: Orphaned, newborn monk seal rescued at Kefalonia… Madeira: Young seal chooses busy Funchal as home… Mauritania: Reaching the 50-pup mark at Cabo Blanco… Turkey: Monk seals monitored at Karaburun Peninsula…

Cover Story: Tracking Artemis: Making sense out of a young seal’s death, by Panagiotis Dendrinos & Emily Joseph.

In Focus I: Progressive re-colonization of monk seal resting and reproduction habitats as the result of strict protection, by Pablo Fernández de Larrinoa, Hamdi M’Barek, Moulaye Haye, Miguel Ángel Cedenilla, Mercedes Muñoz, Ana Maroto & Luis Mariano González.

In Focus II: Monk seal sightings in Italy move to the central Tyrrhenian sea, by Giulia Mo.

Perspectives I: Tackling the conflict between seals and fisheries in Greece: an end or a beginning? by Stella Adamantopoulou and Vangelis Paravas.

Perspectives II: Mallorca’s lone seal: the 2009 follow-up, by Antoni Font and Joan Mayol.

Letters to the Editor: Seals of Coincidence, by Professor Keith Ronald… and Mediterranean monk seal encounters – Dos and Don’ts, by Marianna Psaradellis…

Recent Publications.

The current and back issues of The Monachus Guardian are also available from the Monk Seal Library http://www.monachus-guardian.org/library.htm.

25th May, 2009

JUST PUBLISHED: The Monachus Guardian, June 2009

Cover Story: Freedom at last for KP2

Cover Story: Freedom at last for KP2

We have now published the June 2009 issue of The Monachus Guardian, the biannual electronic journal focusing on the Mediterranean, Hawaiian and Caribbean monk seals. The site can be accessed at http://www.monachus-guardian.org.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CURRENT ISSUE:

Guest Editorial: Monk seal: metaphor for the Mediterranean ecosystem, by Ali Cemal Gücü…

International News: IUCN World Congress votes overwhelmingly for monk seal action — but will its own specialist group pay any heed? …. plus, Who are our seals? Moving towards a standardized population estimate approach for Monachus monachus — a report on the ECS Workshop in Istanbul.

Hawaiian News: Ecosystem healthy; monk seals plunging…

Mediterranean News: Croatia: Comeback sightings… Greece: STOP PRESS | Artemis found dead on Skiathos… Turkey: Badem undergoes veterinary treatment… Mauritania: Open beach observations on the rise in Cabo Blanco…

Cover Story: Freedom at last for KP2, the first successfully released hand-reared Hawaiian monk seal, by David Schofield…

In Focus I: Artemis diary, by Eugenia Androukaki…

In Focus II: Our monk seal ambassador, ‘Desertinha’, dies in Madeira, by Rosa Pires…

Perspectives I: Our Sea, Our Life, by Konstantinos Mentzelopoulos…

Perspectives II: The 1st International Conference for Marine Mammal Protected Areas: a long overdue workshop on both Monachus species, by Spyros Kotomatas, Vangelis Paravas, Harun Güçlüsoy and Rosa Pires…

Letters to the Editor: Volunteering and internships in monk seal conservation…

Recent Publications.

The current and back issues of The Monachus Guardian are also available from the Monk Seal Library http://www.monachus-guardian.org/library.htm and may either be viewed on-line, or downloaded as PDF files.

15th April, 2009

Artemis calling…

Artemis has sent her first SMS messages back to base, according to MOm researchers, indicating that the pup, released last Saturday, remains in the core zone of the National Marine Park of Alonissos, Northern Sporades. Stay tuned for further details…

14th April, 2009

Video of Artemis’ release at Piperi

Artemis’ release at Piperi, 11 May 2009

14th April, 2009

Artemis at Piperi (photo gallery)

Release of orphaned monk seal pup Artemis at Piperi, in the National Marine Park of Alonissos, Northern Sporades, Greece, 11 April 2009

Photo gallery

13th April, 2009

Artemis Goes Wild (photo gallery 1)


11 April 2009: Following several months in rehab, release day has dawned for orphaned Mediterranean monk seal pup ‘Artemis’. She’s carried from the MOm rehab unit in Steni Vala, Alonnisos, to the organisation’s research vessel, for the 2.5 hour voyage into the core zone of the National Marine Park.

9 New photos

24th March, 2009

Monk seal pup Artemis

A photo gallery of Mediterranean monk seal pup Artemis, undergoing rehabilitation at the MOm rescue and treatment unit on Alonnisos, in the Northern Sporades Marine Park.

Photo gallery (courtesy MOm)

22nd January, 2009

Good news for young Artemis

Press Release | MOm


After 40 days of treatment at MOm’s Rehabilitation Centre in Alonnisos, Artemis, the new-born orphaned monk seal which was found in Leros at the 10th of December, responds positively to the veterinary treatment administered and shows signs of stabilization.

The last news are more than encouraging, as everything shows that young Artemis has fully adjusted to her daily nursing schedule so as to be prepared for the rehabilitation phase which will last until the mid of April.

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