Black Sea seal

This diorama is dedicated to a distinct species, the monk seal, the only seal that was met in the Black Sea, on the Romanian coast, in the past. The specimens appearing on our coast (from the south up to the Danube entry points) came from the colony at Cap Kaliacra, in Bulgaria.

6b2db27e0ecbe81c08dbbae310487cb2 10d1c58a348b648eb5298d770f50e912 00afe16eab32312779754a2bfad70316

In the ‘80 this colony disappeared further to perturbations and pollution; it seems that several specimens of monk seal could be met on the Turkish coast of the Black Sea. The species is also spread in the Mediterranean Sea and on the Atlantic coasts of North-Western Africa.

The diorama presents an aspect from the colony at Cap Kaliacra, as seen at the beginning of the 20th century, where the monk seals are remarked as well as such birds as seagulls and reptiles as the water snake.

Muzeul Tuturor

Pentru unii, Muzeul se deschide pentru prima oară! din 1 octombrie 2012 Începând cu 1 ... citește mai mult

Vizite senzoriale

din 31 octombrie 2013 Joi 31 octombrie 2013, Muzeul Naţional de Istorie Naturală ... citește mai mult
Sign up for the newsletter

From now on, you can always be around the Antipa World! Interesting articles, virtual exhibitions, workshops and educational programs for children, all of them only a click away from you.