Triton, one of three baby Monk seals born in the Limassol and Paphos districts last year has been caught on CCTV enjoying the waves in a sea cave.
The footage was posted on the Facebook page of the Agriculture Ministry.
“The survival adjustments that little seals have, even as newborns, are impressive. In the video we see one of the newborn seals, Triton, in a cave with stormy seas and winds of 8 Beaufort,” it said in a post accompanying the video.
Last January, the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research had announced that Cyprus’ seal population has been boosted to 19 following the birth of Iris, Navsika and Triton in the Limassol and Paphos districts in September, October and December 2019 respectively.
The Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) is the most endangered type of seal in the world and the only kind in the Mediterranean.