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“Aphrodite” the seal born in Akamas

A female seal named Aphrodite was born in Akamas on December 5, the press team of the Ministry of Agriculture announced on Monday.

Aphrodite’s birth raises the number of seals in Cyprus’ waters to 14.

Newborn Aphrodite belongs to the genus of the Mediterranean monk seal, the most endangered type of seal in the world and the only type in the Mediterranean.

According to the Ministry seals were first officially recorded in Cyprus in 1959 while in the period 1970-2010 sightings were sporadic and rare. Since 2011, there has been a recovery in population numbers, it said.

Read more:

https://in-cyprus.com/study-unveiled-to-protect-seals-at-peyia-sea-caves/

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