[MARMAM] Humpback whale stranded in Libya

Ibrahem Benamer benamer.ly at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 12:12:20 PST 2013

Dear Marmamers,

a stranding of a humpback whale took place in Libya last week. the 
carcass was discovered in Sirt (the same area which had seen a stranded 
finwhale in 2009) accidentally last Wednesday  by one of the locals and 
reported the incidence to the coastguards. a team from EGA (the 
Environmental General Authority) arrived in the area to collect samples 
and preform a necropsy. however, the animal was heavily decomposed and 
only  samples of skin, blubber and vertebrae were collected.

the only pictures that can be found where in a facebook page which 
published an article about the even...link : 

this is maybe the first record of a stranding Humpback  in Libya


Ibrahem Benamer

MSc. Marine and Fisheries Science
University of Aberdeen

Lecturer Assistant at the Faculty of Natural Resources and Environmental 
Omar Mukhtar University (OMU),
El-beida, Libya

Tel: (+218) 92 859 6751
E mail: benamer.ly at gmail.com <mailto:benamer.ly at gmail.com>
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