Alonis’s famous seal, Kostis, found dead

The remains of a young seal were found on the rocky beach of the islet of Peristerra near Alonissos… A spear fired from an underwater gun killed a marine mammal. A tag on its tail indicated that it was Kostis, the famous seal of Alonissos.

Non-governmental organization for the protection of Monachus-Monachus MOm reported that Kostis was killed on purpose and that a large-diameter harpoon was used. IOM is about to open a criminal case against the killer.

Kostis loved to swim up to boats, enjoyed sleeping on beach loungers, and was never aggressive. He loved people, and he was loved by young and old people, with the exception of one bipedal assassin.

Kostis was rescued at a very young age off the island of Folgenadros in the Aegean Sea in 2018. He was 2 weeks old when he was separated from his mother during Medicane Zorbas. He weighed only 13 kilograms.

A young seal is sheltered in a protected water shelter MOmand released four months later in the Alonissos Marine Park.

Costis in 2020.

MOm and local authorities are urging any witness or anyone with knowledge of the seal killing to contact the Coast Guard.

Kostis is not the first known seal killed by humans without any respect for life on the planet. in 2017, another famous seal was brutally killed, Argyros on the island of Samos

The seal killers were never found, but conservationists are sure that the killing is the work of local fishermen, who are some kind of competition with monk seals.

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