[MARMAM] New publication on a stranding case of Mediterranean Monk Seal in Turkey

Arda M. Tonay atonay at istanbul.edu.tr
Fri Nov 8 10:09:10 PST 2013

Dear All,

Apologies for cross posting. 

We would like to inform you that the new paper on a stranding case of
Mediterranean monk seal Monachus monachus has been published in Journal of
the Black Sea/Mediterranean Environment.


The pdf copy is available online via the following link:


Danyer, E., Aytemiz, I., Özgür Özbek, E., Tonay, A.M. 2013. Preliminary
study on a stranding case of Mediterranean monk seal Monachus monachus
(Hermann, 1779) on Antalya coast, Turkey, August 2013 J. Black Sea/Mediterr.
Environ. 19(3): 359-364.




The Mediterranean monk seal, Monachus monachus (Hermann, 1779) is one of the
most endangered mammals in the world. On 15 August 2013, an adult female
monk seal was found stranded on the coast of Antalya, Turkey. Previously on
6 July 2013, this seal stranded alive in Historic Alanya Shipyard. Gross
necropsy was carried out. The seal was emaciated and were nematodes,
cestodes and trematodes found in the gastrointestinal tract. Macroscopic
findings indicated that hypovolemic shock resulted in death because of
internal bleeding which occurred by verminous intoxication or systemic
infection. This paper summarizes the preliminary findings of the gross




Arda M. TONAY Ph.D

Faculty of Fisheries, İstanbul University

Marine Biology Dep.

Ordu Cad. No:200 Laleli, 34480 İstanbul, Turkey

Tel: ­+90 212 455 5700/16434   Fax: +90 212 514 0379

atonay at istanbul.edu.tr   http://suurunleri.istanbul.edu.tr/


Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV)

P.O. Box 10 Beykoz, İstanbul, Turkey

Tel: +90 216 424 0772   Fax: +90 216 424 0771


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