What marine life is found in the Mediterranean sea?

1 Answer
Jan 21, 2016

It is the home to several endangered species like The monk seal,green turtle, pilot whales etc.


The Mediterranean is home to several endangered marine species:

  1. The monk seal (Monachus monachus), of which only an estimated 550-600 animals remain.

  2. The green turtle (Chelonia mydas) and the 100-million year old loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta), which nest on Mediterranean beaches.

  3. Cetacean species, including the pilot whale, the fin whale and the short-beaked common dolphin.

The Mediterranean is also an important commercial fishing ground. Of the 900 fish species found in the Mediterranean, 100 are commercially exploited. Some of these species have a high market value.

Source- http://mediterranean.panda.org/about/marine