Abu Dhabi is home to world's largest population of humpback dolphins
Time to go dolphin-watching in Abu Dhabi!
According to a survey conducted by The Environment Agency (EAD), an estimated 701 Indian Ocean humpback dolphins inhabit Abu Dhabi's coastal waters. This is the largest reported population of this species in the world!
Other areas with high populations of humpback dolphins are:
- South Africa: 466 dolphins
- Mozambique: 105 dolphins
- Kenya: 104 dolphins
- Tanzania: 63 dolphins
Edwin Grandcourt, manager, marine assessment and conservation section, EAD, told Khaleej Times, "The survey is crucial as the research findings will be put into a conservative management plan that will help us formulate policies and guidelines for dolphin conservation in Abu Dhabi."
We hope we spot them sometime too!