Monday, 09. December 2013 - 01:12
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The Institute for Research and Conservation, Blue World from Veli Losinj, released footage yesterday (Monday) showing a group of German tourists on the island of Cres in the northern Adriatic mistreating the Mediterranean monk seal, the most endangered marine mammal in Europe, writes daily newspaper Vecernji list.
The footage from the Institute clearly shows how the group of four men on the beach surrounded the monk seal, and came within just one metre of it on the shore. The group then splashed the mammal with water before it fleed away from the shore back into the sea. The group are then seen continuing to observe the sea monk and attemp to follow it by swimming.
Blue World says that the incident has been reported to the State Institute for Nature Protection, which together with the Ministry of Environmental Protection had issued a "Code of Conduct in the case of meeting a Mediterranean monk seal". The legally prescribed penalty for disturbing the monk seal is up to 80,000 kuna (11,000 Euros).
"We want to mention again how the Mediterranean monk seal is the most endangered marine mammal in Europe. The number of surviving representatives of this species is estimated at only 500-600, who reside mostly in two large populations - one in the northeastern Mediterranean and the other in the northeast Atlantic," said Blue World.
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