The Environmental Preservation Society, “Hepka”, found a dead bride in the south of Marsa Alam, which is an endangered species, and this event is the first of its kind in the south of Marsa Alam. The relevant authorities of the Ministry of Environment have been notified, as well as the operations room of the Red Sea Governorate And the Red Sea reserves.
The operations room of the Red Sea Governorate and the Red Sea reserves had received a notification from the Environmental Preservation Society, that a 3-meter-long dead-sea bride was found, south of Marsa Alam, which is precisely on the beach of the Marsa-Tantaba area, as it was found from the initial inspection. For the dead animal, the cause of his death was a boat collision with him, which caused deep wounds to the head and body.
Dr. Mahmoud Hanafi, professor of marine sciences and environmental advisor to HEPCA, confirmed that it is likely that the cause of the death of the Mermaid is the collision of one of the speedboats with him and severe injuries, due to the propulsion of the motor, indicating that the association has more than once requested to work protection around the propulsion of the fast boats, To protect dolphins and endangered marine creatures, as well as divers, and that there is more than one accident due to these propellers and speedboats.
Hanafi added, “The mermaid is considered a plant mammal, and the length of one of them ranges from 2.5-3.2 meters (and may reach 4 meters), and the weight of an adult animal ranges between 230-900 kg. And while eating seaweed, it rises to the surface at irregular times to breathe. But, on average, she breathes once every 3-5 minutes while she lives either alone, in pairs, or in small herds that include between 3-6 animals, and her skin color ranges from light brown to gray, and her mouth is surrounded by hard-to-touch hair that is useful for sensing, as for her nostrils, they fall at the top of the head This allows them to breathe without ever having to be very high.