Dead whale washed ashore

A 35-foot-long whale was found on the rocks near the breakwaters of Mamzar corniche yesterday afternoon.

When informed of the beached dead whale, Reda Salman, Head of the Environment Protection and Safety Section (EPSS) at Dubai Municipality, said that it would be removed from the beach after details were collected and the cadaver disposed off in a safe way.

The species of the whale is yet to be confirmed by experts at Dubai Municipality’s Environment Department. “We do not know yet what kind of whale it is but we do know it belongs to the region and is an endangered species,” he said.–IF THEY DON’T KNOW THE SPECIES OF THE WHALE, HOW CAN THEY KNOW THAT ITS ENDANGERED??

He said experts are yet to find out the cause of death. “We don’t know how or why it died. The lower jaw is completely missing and the underbelly is also in a bad condition, with organs sticking out. There are many possibilities,” he added.

2 Comments so far

  1. Dubai Crawler (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2006 @ 11:50 am

    May be it was hit by a ship or some fishing boadt tried to catch the fish.

    It looks like hit & run !!

  2. Dubai Crawler (unregistered) on January 25th, 2006 @ 2:46 pm

    The whale was shoot four times by a harpoon gun. I think this kind of acts should be discouraged. Whales are normally not harmful to humans in normal circumstances. You can get the full story on this link,

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