Sharks & Rays of the Arabian/Persian Gulf

Post by Mark

A couple of months back I attended a “Marine Mammals of Kuwait” seminar which focused mostly on dolphins and whales. It was kinda upsetting because it turns out we don’t have that much data on the whales and dolphins located in our waters. We don’t even have a proper database that archives sightings and we have too many local organizations that don’t seem to work or share data together. I actually had a huge rant I wrote right after attending the seminar but decided against posting it because I’m trying not to let shit like this get to me.

Sharks & Rays of the Arabian/Persian Gulf is a book I found out about after attending the seminar. I was sharing my frustration with a friend of mine and she told me about a Kuwaiti biologist who had a deep interest in sharks, so much so that she published this book that documents the sharks and rays in our waters. The book was only available on Amazon or The Palms dive center, so I didn’t end up picking it up until a few days ago when I found out that the book was now available at the Scientific Center gift shop.

The book costs KD10 with 60% of the income going to support sharks and rays research around the Arabian Peninsula. So if you care just a little bit, then you should really pick up a copy of this book.

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2 comments, add your own...

  1. Lu says:

    The author Dareen is a breadth of knowledge and such a kind soul!

  2. s says:

    Wow thats great to know. Did a bit of googling, I am usually in water whenever i have the chance and didnt know that we have organizations such as these. I will surely document the next find. Thanks for sharing!! Also, if you get a chance share the organization with me, let me try to get them all on a single forum or something of the sort. Thanks again Mark!

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