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Posted On: 29 July 2022 04:35 pm
Updated On: 29 July 2022 05:01 pm

Third dugong pup rescued in a month in Qatar

Vrinda Abilash
Vrinda Abilash
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In a tweet, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) announced the third rescue operation for dugongs in cooperation with the environmental activist Mr. Khalifa Saleh Omar Al-Hamidi, who reported the third case of a dugong stranding in the Khor Al Adaid area, within one month.

The Ministry said that it has taken the necessary measures to transport the baby dugong to the Fuwairit (Sea Turtle Project) area, and she has been placed in an equipped pond adjacent to Ocean and Oscar.

The baby dugong was named Olivia, her superficial wounds were treated, and she received proper care and first aid to ensure her safety. As per the Ministry, "preparations will be made for the release of the rescued dugongs to their original living environment in the country, after ensuring their safety and their ability to rely on themselves".


Source and cover image credit: Ministry of Environment and Climate Change