Definition of monk seal in English:

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monk seal

noun

A seal with a dark back and pale underside, occurring in warm waters of the northern hemisphere.
Example sentences
  • Under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, the Hawaiian monk seal has had some of its coastal habitat protected.
  • Hawaii may have no native terrestrial mammals, but the islands do harbor one native aquatic mammal, the monk seal, and one native flying mammal, the hoary bat.
  • Thanks to a courageous conservation project, the critically endangered Mediterranean monk seal's future looks much brighter.
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