Whale in Marina

A whale shark was spotted in Dubai Marina yesterday. The creature was around 5 meters long and roamed the area for about 4 hours.

What weird things this place has to offer!!!

Subsequent to Zain’s comment, I’m posting this pic of the whale that Gulf News published.

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5 Comments so far

  1. Zain (unregistered) on June 27th, 2006 @ 4:23 pm

    Hey buddy, do you have any pictures? Did you see the whale?? My God, would have been a nice experience…….


  2. D'Rebel (unregistered) on June 28th, 2006 @ 4:36 am

    This has happened before also in the same place. Zain the picture is in the news article by Gulf news.
    http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/06/06/26/10049589.html


  3. Zain (unregistered) on June 28th, 2006 @ 2:17 pm

    D’Rebel & Farrukh, thanks.. Man this reminds me of my visit to Hong Kong couple of years back when we boarded a vessel to see pink dolphins and spotted a whale shark as well.

    It was such a fantastic moment..


  4. Dan (unregistered) on July 4th, 2006 @ 7:33 pm

    A “whale shark” isn’t a whale, it’s a shark. It has a body made entirely of cartilage and respirates through gills, not lungs. It’s actually the largest shark in existence (and therefore the largest fish of any kind), although it doesn’t have any teeth, it eats plankton like a whale. Hence the name “whale” shark.

    They’re really cool, they move really slowly and divers can hang on to their back fins and get pulled along on a ride. They’re totally harmless.


  5. Farrukh Ahmed (unregistered) on July 5th, 2006 @ 5:33 pm

    Wow!! great info Dan!

    Would love to get a piggy-back ride on one of ‘em



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