Rescued baby dugongs released back to sea
August 08 2022 12:05 AM
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MoECC specialists with the three rescued baby dugongs
MoECC specialists with the three rescued baby dugongs

Khor Al Udaid

 
The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MoECC) Sunday released back into the sea the baby dugongs rescued earlier at Khor Al Udaid Beach.
The officials at the MoECC had made the necessary preparations in this regard after offering them due care and ensuring that they can survive independently in their natural habitat in the deep sea water, it was explained in a statement.


A baby dugong being transferred to a boat ahead of its release back into the sea.

The MoECC was keen to follow all the necessary procedures for safety and security while moving the baby dugongs into the temporary water basins where they were fostered in preparation for their release.
They were fed specially sourced sea weed during the foster care.


One of the baby dugongs being fed during foster care.

The MoECC expressed its thanks and appreciation for all who participated in the successful mission and urged beach goers and divers to take part in the protection of dugongs.
Last month the MoECC announced the rescue of three stranded baby dugongs from the Khor Al Udaid area, in separate incidents.
Named Ocean, Oscar and Olivia, they were transported to the Fuwairit (Sea Turtle Project) area to be cared for in special tanks.



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