Heavyweight Bryde's whale washes ashore near Balochistan coast

03:42 PM | 12 Nov, 2023
Heavyweight Bryde's whale washes ashore near Balochistan coast
Source: File Photo

KARACHI – Pakistan’s least populated province located in the southwest is the terrain of mesmerising coastline and in recent development the residents witnessed a rare sight finding a 27-foot-long Bryde's whale.

Bryde's whales are commonly seen in the tropical and subtropical regions, and a huge Bryde's whale washed up dead near Balochistan’s coast in a remote area of Raini Hor.

Reports in the local media suggest that the lifeless mammal was trapped in fishermen’s net in a coastal area of Gwadar which they brought on the shore near Pasni and Shumal Bundar.

WWF officials confirmed that marks of fishing nets can be seen on the body of the endangered species that got killed after being strangled in the fishing gear.

The incident also raised questions about the death of endangered species that is under serious threat in the Arabian Sea.

A couple of years back, a similar Bryde's whale was found dead on Balochistan coast, which was also found entangled in a fishing net.

Bryde's whales are baleen whales found in warm temperate and tropical waters worldwide, and these aquatic mammals face threats, including ship strikes, entanglement in fishing gear, and habitat degradation.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.1 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.88 748.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.38 38.78
Danish Krone DKK 40.14 40.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.19 917.19
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.52 731.52
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.5 205.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.94 312.44
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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