The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has announced via its official Twitter that they received a report from a coast guard regarding a deceased dugong in Al Khor.
⚠️ تلقت وزارة البيئة والتغير المناخي متمثلة بإدارة الحماية البحرية - وحدة الخور، بلاغاً من خفر السواحل عبر إدارة العمليات عن وجود بقرة بحر نافقة وتمت الاستجابة فوراً والعثور عليها، وتبين أنها علقت بشباك صيد🦭 pic.twitter.com/KqRxR2XNDK— وزارة البيئة والتغير المناخي (@moecc_qatar) December 1, 2022
The Ministry immediately responded and located the creature and discovered that it was caught in a fishing net.
The Ministry reminds the public and fishermen of the need and importance of preserving the safety and security of dugongs and marine life as well as protecting their natural habitat.
Learn more about Qatar's dugong population and the importance of protecting them here:
Source and cover image credit: MOECC
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