A dead whale found on Abu Dhabi beach

The Abu Dhabi Environment Agency (EAD) announced today that it has found a dead "Postal" in the Ras Ghanaada Reserve, which belongs to the Balinian Whale, which is a breeding ground for the young people of the Gulf region.


The Abu Dhabi Environment Agency (EAD) has discovered a dead "Postal" whale in the Ras Ghanaada Reserve belonging to the Balinian Whale, which is based in the Gulf region for breeding and nurturing its young. The main challenges facing this species locally are: Ocean fishing, offshore fishing, and oil and gas exploration, and invited the public to see any infected or dead animal on the coast of Abu Dhabi at 555-800.

Balinian whales, the second largest whale species after the blue whale, also known as bone whales and giant whales, are characterized by the presence of Balinian plaques, rather than teeth, used to filter food from water, and grow these whales teeth only in the embryonic stage, In 4 families, with about 15 species.

More than 80 sea cows, 135 turtles and 25 dolphins have died over the past four years in the emirate's waters, noting that human impacts are one of the main causes of the mortality of threatened marine species.

The agency pointed out that 74% of the causes of death of sea cows resulted from drowning in the nets of the fisherman, 16% by boat collision, and 12% other reasons, and 53% of the causes of death of turtles also drowning in the nets of the fisherman, and 28% of the collision by boat, and 19 % For other reasons.

ref: emara