The officials later shared the details of the sighting with the WWF regional center in the area. Humpback Whales have long been declared as Endangered Species by the IUCN and are currently on the Red List of the same. Humpbacks are permanent dwellers of the Arabian Sea and are peculiarly known for their non-migratory behavior unlike the other whale species.
Humpbacks are often sighted in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Oman where the sea depth reaches to maximum and have been counted to be in the strength of 100 animals.
“Humpback whales are a popular species due to their tendency to perform amazing acrobatic such as jumping out of water and slapping the water with pectoral fins, tails and head. The sightings and stranding of humpback whales are recorded every now and then along the coast of Pakistani,” said Mr Kiyani.
Jiwani Beach is one of the important marine turtle nesting sites in Pakistan. The Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) is the main species found nesting there; while nests of Olive ridleys (Lepidochelys olivacea) are rarely observed.
So far, 2,017 nests were protected during 1999 – 2007 and 66,031 hatch lings emerging from these nests have been released into the sea.