Pictures: Marine Creatures Found In Dubai Are Harmless

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 02 June 2021
Pictures: Marine Creatures Found In Dubai Are Harmless
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After butterfly-like marine creatures appeared on the beaches in Dubai, the city’s municipality reassured the public that they’re harmless and non-toxic.

The organisms only stick to the body but cause no harm and die after drying on the shore sand.

Pictures: Marine Creatures Found In Dubai Are Harmless

Measuring between 7.15 and 13.2 mm in length, the creatures belong to the family of sea butterflies, a sub-category of sea snails.

The creatures’ bodies are protected by a pointed white needle-like shell that you’ll probably see brushed on the shore.

On May 15, large clusters of the remains of these organisms were found on Al Shurouq Beach, while on May 25, they were spotted live on Al Shurouq Beach and along a part of Jumeirah-3 beach.

Pictures: Marine Creatures Found In Dubai Are Harmless

They were also spotted in Jumeirah-1 Beach on May 27.

Pictures: Marine Creatures Found In Dubai Are Harmless

The Municipality also stepped up cleaning operations to remove any remnants of these organisms on the beaches.

Pictures: Marine Creatures Found In Dubai Are Harmless

Image Credit: DMO