epa10624555 A Mediterranean Monk seal seen laying at Jaffa beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, 13 May 2023. According to the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, this is the first time that a Mediterranean Monk seal has been seen on the beach in Israel. According to the Nature and Parks Authority, the seal population is estimated at about 700 individuals, most of which are found on the coast of Cyprus, Turkey and Greece.  EPA/ABIR SULTAN