Up to 20 dead stingrays found on a beach in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
One of the stingrays found on Monday morning at Sunset Beach in Dubai. The animals were believed to have been caught up in illegal fishing nets.
Up to 20 stingrays have been found dead on a beach in Dubai.
Marine experts called to the scene at Sunset Beach on Monday said the fish were most likely dumped by fishermen who were after a different species.
Beachgoers discovered the adult and baby rays, some of which were still alive, while on their early morning walks.
Many of the fish had marks on their necks suggesting they may have been caught in nets prior to being dumped.
Natalie Banks, managing director of Dubai-based marine conservation organisation Azraq, said she spoke to people near the beach beside the Burj Al Arab.
“They told me that this has been going on for years and the authorities need to take action,” said Ms Banks.
Courtesy of thenational.ae