a morning is arriving - Funchal Daily Photo

1 de maio de 2009

a morning is arriving

A day is arriving, with the sun looking throught the clouds. Far, we can see Desertas islands. There live a monk-seal, with the scientific name monachus monachus. In Portugal, the monk-seal is limited to an area in the Desertas islands, the archipelago of Madeira.
This protected species there are still few in the african coast and in several areas in the Mediterranean sea, mainly in the greek coast

3 comentários:

  1. Interesting information! I thought that only in Greek island Alonissos we had seals monachus-monachus...
    Well, the word monachus in Greek means "alone", and we use it also meaning monk (man in a monastery)!



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