a 20-foot long dead whale that was found next to the Al Jaber Causeway. Image Credit: Video Grab

Kuwait City: On Saturday, the Environment Public Authority (EPA) and the Kuwait coast ground recovered a 20-foot long dead whale that was found next to the Al Jaber Causeway.

The EPA said that the coast guard and the Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources transferred the whale to the Shuwaikh Port. The Kuwait Municipality will assist in the completion procedures for the whales transfer.

Dead whales

While the Arabian Gulf is not a suitable body of water for whales due its shallow and warm waters, yet several whale deaths have been reported. In 2015, a carcass of a whale was spotted near the Kuwaiti island of Garooh, the EPA said in a statement.

Less than a year later in 2014, a 45-foot dead whale was found washed on the shore of Al Failaka Island. Authorities stated that the whale’s death was possibly a consequence of it losing its way or coming into contact with a ship.

The first ever dead whale to be found in Kuwaiti waters was back in 1961 and was said to have committed suicide in Kuwait’s North Coast, KUNA reported.