Fri 07/Apr/2023 – 11:56 AM
Today, Friday, a number of divers monitored the emergence of the dogong – the mermaid – and the bottle-nosed dolphin off the coast of Marsa Alam, in the southern Red Sea.
Mermaid petting a bottlenose dolphin
During the video, the mermaid appeared to caress the glass-nosed dolphin, whose appearance is evidence of the safety of the marine environment in the Red Sea.
The Red Sea includes 13 species of dolphins
The bottle-nosed dolphin is the most common dolphin in the Red Sea, which includes 13 species of dolphins, the most famous of which is the spinner dolphin, which lives in groups in the Satayeh and Samadai regions, in Marsa Alam, the false killer dolphin, the short-finned leader dolphin, the Riso dolphin, and the Indian humpback dolphin.
The coasts of the Red Sea include 4 famous areas that are inhabited by different dolphins, and they are called dolphin houses within the range of the two northern islands reserves north of Hurghada, which are the Al-Arq and Al-Fanous areas.
It is worth noting that swarms of dolphins reside in the Al-Arg and Al-Fanous reefs, where they take these reefs as their homes, which made them an important destination and a unique diving site for most tourists from all over the world, to watch the swarms of dolphins.
The dogong, known as the mermaid, is also very popular, as it is very popular with tourists who want to see it, swim and dive next to it, as it is considered one of the most important marine creatures for tourism attractions in the Red Sea.
The mermaid is among the endangered creatures, and it is present in a large place in Marsa Alam, as divers from all over the world flock to Marsa Alam to watch it.
Hassan Al-Tayeb, founder of the Society for Marine Rescue and Preservation of the Marine Environment in the Red Sea, says that the Dugong animal rises to the surface to take its breath in about 3 periods, then descends to the bottom to eat its food for a period ranging between two and four minutes, then ascends to the surface and that situation is repeated.
Al-Tayeb called, in exclusive statements to Cairo 24, to preserve the life of the mermaid, which is one of the sources of hard currency.
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