A reward of € 18,000 will be awarded for any information that leads to the identification and capture of the person who killed the local celebrity, the seal Kostis.
The young seal was the mascot of Alonnis Island and the local Marine Park.
The money was raised by supporters of the IOM Seal Protection Society, the THALASSA Foundation and the new THE TOC website. Each company offered 3,000, 10,000 and 5,000 euros, respectively.
In its application, IOM asks citizens who have information about the perpetrators to call the IOM office at 2105222888 or contact the organization through the contact form on their website. here.
The remains of a young seal were found on the rocky beach of the islet of Perister, 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.
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, with the exception of one bipedal assassin.
Kostis was rescued at a 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.