The initial investigations were not able to determine the cause of death of this Bryde’s whale
Samples were collected so that experts could learn about how whales live in this region and ultimately boost conservation efforts. The initial investigation revealed “no clear evidence of marine debris entanglement or ship strikes, nor was there any trace of food in the stomach,” authorities stated.
The purpose … is to identify the causes of death and for other scientific research purposes
Although the cause of death isn’t conclusive, several parasites were found in several organs. Further texts like toxicology exams will be conducted.
Sightings of this type of whale in UAE waters are relatively rare and solid numbers are unavailable; however bryde’s whales are known to be active in the Arabian Gulf. A sighting of another Bryde’s whale was made by the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, last year. In the year prior, the carcass of a Bryde’s whale washed up in Sharjah which urged for maritime and conversation authorities to uncover why whales were dying.
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