Printer Friendly

Whale in Northern coast of Egypt not predator: Ministry.

Whale- CC via Flickr/ Ed Dunens CAIRO -- 9 August 2019: After a video went viral on social media showing a whale in Egypt's Northern Coastal water, the Minister of Environment assured the citizens that wales could be found in territorial water of North African Countries, especially in the summer. "Whales are normally found in the Mediterranean and live in the territorial waters of most of the North African countries, including Egypt, as well as the coasts of European countries," said the Ministry in a statement on Thursday. Whales are not predators but people should exercise vigilance and avoid the area of whale as the large ones move randomly when they feel human movements, the statement continued. Small whales often lose the way of the associated school and may stay for few days or a couple of weeks in coastal areas until they return to the deep water, the statement said. Whales could be found in northern African country's water as it is warmer in the summer following the mating season in the spring, added. Eleven types of cetaceans were monitored in the Eastern area of the Mediterranean by the Egyptian ministry, the statement said.

[c] Copyright Egypt Today. All Rights Reserved. Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. ( Syndigate.info ).

COPYRIGHT 2019 SyndiGate Media Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2019 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Egypt Today
Geographic Code:7EGYP
Date:Aug 9, 2019
Words:208
Previous Article:State denies misdirecting Cancer Institute contributions.
Next Article:Maguire is ready to play against Chelsea.
Topics:

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters