Orca the killer whale in Um al Quain sea ??Emirate اوركا الحوت القاتل في بحر أم القيوين (كما وصلني) pic.twitter.com/MEpYVBsWNH
— yousif alraeesi (@yousifalraeesi) April 19, 2017
A killer whale was spotted at a beach in Umm Al Quwain and the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment urged residents not to panic. They announce that killer whales “do not pose a threat on the lives of fishermen nor on the lives of swimmers.”
However, tons of people on social media raised concerns over how dangerous the whales can be, leaving the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment to emphasize that a heavy fine will be imposed on anyone that harms these animals.
“Any person who hunt these species of animals will be heavily fined and their fishing license will be revoked,” Mona Omran Al Shamsi, acting director of Department for Biological Diversification at the Ministry.