Video: Fishermen extract dead whale from RAK waters

Video: Fishermen extract dead whale from RAK waters

This is the second such incident that happened less than one month apart.

By Web Report

Published: Fri 23 Mar 2018, 3:28 PM

Last updated: Sat 24 Mar 2018, 8:37 AM

In a second incident less than one month apart, another dying animal has washed up on Ras Al Khaimah's shores.
In a heart wrenching video on twitter, fishermen can be seen pulling up to the floating carcass of a  Baleen whale. The Ras Al Khamah police sent a boat to dredge the carcass away from sea craft that could potentially crash into it, reported Al Bayan

They extracted the whale carcass and made arrangements to bury it safely away from neighbouring waters.
On February 24, the people of Al Rams area, 12km to the north of the Ras Al Khaimah, also reported a 9m long dead whale had washed up on Al Rams shore.
The death of the whale was blamed on fishing nets, sea waste, or collision with one of the big ships.
Though fishing nets should not be more than 1,500m long per law, some fishermen use nets that are more than 4,000m long.
Some whales might swallow sea waste dumped recklessly by either residents or fishermen.

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