SEALED SANCTUARIES: MEDITERRANEAN MONK SEAL

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Director Shio Inoue / Japan 2015 / 24 min / Lihula Greenroom 21.09 - 16:00

 

The Mediterranean monk seal is critically endangered; only 500 individuals remain. NHK headed to remote islands to shed light on the way this creature lives. The greatest mystery was how Mediterranean monk seals raise their young deep in coastal caves. Unmanned cameras inside a cave captured the remarkable sight of mother seals helping each other. Other spectacular highlights include three females teaching a pup to swim; and seals taking a nap underwater. A wealth of never-before-seen images unravels the seals’ mysteries.

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