Environment Ministry calls on citizens not to attack North Coast fin whale
The Ministry of Environment said Thursday that it formed an operation room to trace a fin whale spotted by citizens and captured on video in the popular North Coast resort of Marina in the past two days, sparking fear among crowds celebrating Eid Al-Fitr.
However, the ministry assured the whale is “not dangerous to humans”, saying it has no teeth, and calling on citizens not to attack the whale – an endangered species – if it were to reappear, but instead to try and take photos of it.
A video circulated on social media networks showing the small whale. The ministry responded by forming an operation room to monitor the coast.