Two whale pods seen along Sindh’s coast

Footage showcases slender bodies of whales with a sickle-shaped dorsal fin that confirms they are Bryde’s whales


News Desk November 25, 2016
Footage showcases slender bodies of whales with a sickle-shaped dorsal fin that confirms they are Bryde’s whales. PHOTO: REUTERS

Two pods of Bryde’s whales were seen by fishermen along the coast of Sindh on Saturday.

World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) - Pakistan-trained fisherman and alAzaan fishing boat captain Iqrar Muhammad claimed that he observed a pod of five whales feeding on a school of fish and pelagic shrimps about 15 kilometres off Hajamro Creek.

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Another WWF-Pakistan trained fisherman, Hasnat Khan, recorded three Bryde’s whales on the same day about 40 miles south of Khajar Creek. The footage showcases slender bodies of whales with a sickle-shaped dorsal fin that confirms that these are Bryde’s whales.

“The Bryde’s whale is among the three rorqual or baleen whales found in Pakistani waters,” states a press statement released by WWF-Pakistan.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 25th, 2016.

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