A female monk seal was hoisted a few moments ago in Machico, as witnessed by a photo sent to JM.
It is, we have found, a female monk seal that died in the Desertas and has now been transported to Madeira.
The causes of death are unknown, so the animal will undergo a necropsy.
The seal is said to have been found dead on Deserta Grande.
The operation, under the responsibility of the Natural Park, had the collaboration of Firefighters Sapadores do Funchal.