Monk Seal in Funchal

Today, we manage to observe a??Mediterranean??Monk Seal??Monachus monachus??for one hour in Lido, Funchal before sunset. The??mammal??was varying in distance from the shore between 50 to 90 meters. Resting, though sometimes it look that it was injured. All the time had??its eyes closed. A??Labrador Retriever??tried to approach it 20 meters away and then returned to the shore, no reaction from the Monk Seal.Tomorrow, we shall post photos and a detailed report in our websites… And let you know further developments. Please join the debate.Injured or resting?