Badem returns but scares people .hurriyet2008-detailbox-newslink { font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-weight:bold; text-decoration:none; color:#000000;} .hurriyet2008-detailbox-newslink:hover { font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-weight:bold; text-decoration:underline; color:#990000;} MUĞLA - Found wounded on Aydın’s Didim coast two years ago, adopted by businessman Mustafa Koç, and treated in Foça Seal Rehabilitation Center, a seal named Badem has again appeared in Bodrum. Badem prefers to swim in the open sea and had not previously returned to the Kumbahçe coast.

Seen in Muğla’s Datça district with his left eye closed, Badem was seen again near Bodrum’s Kumbahçe coast around 10 a.m. It was also reported that Badem did not approach people or fishing boats at this time.
Stating that Badem did not come ashore anymore as he was uneasy in the area between the Halikarnas Dock and Bodrum Castle, Arif Yılmaz, a member of the Bodrum Chamber of Sea Trade, said, "It was alleged that Badem had been attacked some time ago and so had begun to fear people." Coordinating with divers and authorities in the district, they will take all the necessary precautions to protect Badem the moment he comes ashore, Yılmaz said.