A Mediterranean monk seal, a threatened species with solely 100 people considered alive in Türkiye, was seen resting on a ship within the marina of Aydın’s Didim district.
The residents of the marina, who observed the Mediterranean monk seal on the boat, reported the scenario to the authorities. Officers and members of conservation groups arrived on the website to look at the seal. They found that the seal most well-liked the marina as a result of richness of fish and the truth that the boats had been anchored due to the winter season.
Ecosystem Conservation and Nature Lovers Affiliation (EKODOSD) Chairperson Bahattin Sürücü acknowledged that the seal belongs to the identical species that has been recognized in earlier years.
Sürücü drew consideration to the necessity to defend the pure habitats of the endangered Mediterranean monk seals.
“Aegean coasts are particularly essential for Mediterranean monk seals (Monachus monachus), that are critically endangered, in keeping with IUCN (Worldwide Union for Conservation of Nature) standards and are recognized to reside all over the world, with round 700, and round 100 on Turkish coasts. The way forward for the Mediterranean monk seals residing on the Aegean coasts will depend on the conservation efforts of Türkiye and Greece, which host the principle populations,” Sürücü defined.
“Simply the safety of those uncommon creatures and particular person interventions usually are not sufficient. A very powerful factor is to guard the habitats of those creatures. Specifically, the opening of the coasts for building, destruction of pure habitats and deterioration of pure buildings of coastal caves by setting up synthetic platforms in caves needs to be prevented,” he famous.
“The seals don’t solely (reside) within the sea but additionally on the land of appropriate coasts, the place they breed and lift their younger on the shore,” the official went on so as to add.
As of 2015, it’s estimated that fewer than 700 Mediterranean monk seals survive in three or 4 remoted subpopulations within the Mediterranean, particularly within the Aegean Sea. It’s believed to be the world’s rarest pinniped species.
House to a great deal of wildlife with its pure beauties, Aydın continues to be the breeding and feeding floor of many sea creatures with its marine biodiversity.