British Divers Marine Life Rescue
British Divers Marine Life Rescue (photo: Steve Marsh)
British Divers Marine Rescue

News

2007-05-14 15:06:32

BDMLR assisting Bahrain group monitoring 'Bahraini whale'

BDMLR Message Board member, Karen Kirk, alerted Communications Liaison Tony Woodley to an online news story concerning a whale (or whales) potentially causing concern in waters off the Bahrain coast.

Tony was able to contact the President of the Environment Friends Society of Bahrain, Khawla Al Muhannadi, to offer any advice possible.

BDMLR has received a low resolution film of the whale surfacing and early suggestions are that it may be a Sei Whale (Balaenoptera borealis) but this is still not 100% confirmed.

Khawla is hoping to be able to be able to receive some aerial images of the animal and has asked the public to provide any images they have so that the animal(s) can be identified fully.

It is most unusual for a large whale to be so far into the Arabian Gulf and those at the Environment Friends Society are observing the animal and hoping it will make its own way back to the open sea.

Further details will be published on this site as they become available.