Monk Seal

Monk Seal
Monk Seal
Considered the rarest seal in the world, it is the ‘star’ of the reserve and one of the main reasons that the Desertas were classified as a Nature Reserve. Nowadays the colony has about 30 individuals (there are only 500 in the world) and they are prospering in the Madeira waters.
Ilhas Desertas (Deserted Islands) Nature Reserve Protected Areas of Madeira island Monk Seal Protected Areas of Madeira island Desertas Wolf Spider Castanheira Valley – Deserta Grande Deserta Grande Desertas Coastline Fajã da Doca - Deserta Grande Protected Areas of Madeira island Cory’s Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea) in nest Protected Areas Madeira The Selvagens Garajau Nature Reserve Dusky Grouper (Epinephelus Marginatus) Protected Areas Barred Hogfish (Bodianus scrofa) Yellow Grouper Ilhéu dos Desembarcadouros Ponta de São Lourenço Yellow Legged Gull – Ponta de São Lourenço Nature Conservation Armeria Maderensis Floresta Laurissilva
 
 
 

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