Subject: Monk seal newsletter (fwd)

Mike Williamson (
Thu, 10 Dec 1998 19:28:25 -0500 (EST)

Subject: Monk seal newsletter (fwd)

From: Dave Johnston <>

T H E   M O N A C H U S   G U A R D I A N

The international newsletter dedicated to the Mediterranean, Hawaiian &
Caribbean monk seals

8 December 1998

Dear Colleagues,


This is to let you know that IMMA Inc. has now published the December
issue of THE MONACHUS GUARDIAN, a biannual electronic journal offering
news and in-depth reports on the Mediterranean, Hawaiian and Caribbean
monk seals.

Highlights of the current issue include:

> Navigating the Monk Seal Maze - A Guide for the Layperson: A satirical
look at the recent United Nations Environment Programme conference in
Arta, Greece...

> New Discoveries in Cilicia: Researchers discover a hitherto unknown
population of Mediterranean Monk Seals along Turkey's Mediterranean

> Midway's Monk Seals: A reduction in human disturbance, coinciding with
the closure of Midway's Naval Base, has encouraged monk seals to
recolonise the atoll. But with ecotourism now developing on Midway, will
this success story prove short-lived?

> The Life & Times of Q39: A diary of events surrounding the persecution
of a yearling Hawaiian monk seal on Maui...

> Monachus Science: Scientific papers detailing rehabilitation efforts
on Madeira's Desertas Islands, habitat research in Croatia's Vis
archipelago in the Adriatic, and an essay on historical biogeography and
phylogenetic relationships among modern monk seals...

> Plus... International and Regional News... Recent Publications... Your
Letters... etc.

Current and back issues of THE MONACHUS GUARDIAN are also available from
the Library, and may either be viewed on-line, or downloaded as single
files in PDF, Word 97 or (text only) RTF formats.

Should you have any suggestions or comments on the web site or its
contents, please contact us at the following email address:

Similarly, we look forward to hearing from you if you experience any
difficulty in accessing this service.

With Best Wishes,

William M. Johnson

Dave Johnston

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