Abu Dhabi Rescue Teams Save Stranded Whale Shark

  • Publish date: Sunday، 06 December 2020 Last update: Thursday، 03 March 2022
Abu Dhabi Rescue Teams Save Stranded Whale Shark
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A six-metre long whale shark has been rescued by officials from the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi and the National Aquarium.

Abu Dhabi media office has posted a video showing how the first operation of its kind was carried out.

The shark had lost its way and was stranded in a lagoon in Al Bahiyah.

Rescue teams had just one opportunity to guide it into a special bag, they succeeded and then towed it out into the Arabian Gulf.

A monitor was attached to the critically endangered shark before it was released to track its progress.