Thursday/June 16/2022 – 11:40 AM
A group of marine activities workers in Marsa Alam city, south of the Red Sea, spotted the appearance of the oceanic shark Long Manus, swimming as it was dancing in the depths of the sea.
The oceanic shark is a large, long-finned shark
Dr. Mahmoud Dar, director of the Institute of Marine Sciences and Fisheries in Hurghada, said the longmanius or oceanic shark, as some call it, is one of the large sharks, and is characterized by its long fins with white tips, and it feeds on bony fish such as barracuda, marlin, and tuna.
It is 3.5 meters long and slow-moving
Dar added, in exclusive statements to Cairo 24: The oceanic shark reaches a length of approximately 3.5 meters and is slow in movement.
For his part, Hassan El-Tayeb, founder of the Marine Rescue and Marine Environment Conservation Society, said that it is one of the types of sharks that do not attack on their own unless provoked.
Its appearance is evidence of the safety of the marine environment
Al-Tayeb indicated that his appearance is evidence of the safety of the marine environment in the Red Sea, and all international agreements to preserve marine creatures must be adhered to.
The founder of the Marine Rescue and Marine Environment Conservation Society explained that there are about 14 species of sharks in Marsa Alam, and the appearance of sharks indicates the biodiversity of the Red Sea and the richness of the marine environment.
He continued, “The oceanic white shark is one of the most important marine creatures that serve the tourist activity on Al Akhawayn Island, where thousands of tourists arrive in Al Akhawayn islands to see this type of shark.”
Oceanic shark dancing in the depths of Marsa Alam
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