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Mar. 13, 19 | 7:32 am

The dead whale carcass found floating off the coast of Sharjah was towed to shore, allowing conservationists to determine the cause of death.

The 12-meter Bryde’s whale was the third dead whale recorded in the country over the past couple of years.

Dr. Ada Natoli, founder of the UAE Dolphin Project, said that the Bryde’s whale may have been struck by a vessel. She, however, said that further examination of the carcass is needed to establish a more concrete cause of death.

Bryde’s whales are most commonly found in open seas and oceans and can grow as much as 16 meters in length.

It was not the first time that a whale carcass was found floating in UAE territorial waters.

To recall, a dead sperm whale, measuring 20-meter long, was found off the coast of Fujairah in 2017; and a carcass of a massive blue whale was beached off Sharjah in November 2018.

Authorities are finding a way to establish the reason for the death of the whale.

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