Thursday, December 01, 2022

Pink stripes, endangered in most parts of the world, seen near Elliot

Pink stripes, endangered in most parts of the world, seen near Elliot

Three pink rays were a rare sight on the coast of Elliot on Thursday.

According to Hebrew-language media reports, a group of fish was discovered by a marine inspector from the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, five meters below sea level.

Omari Amosi described them as “huge and impressive, over 100 cm in length, and swimming with impressive conversation”.

Amosi found the pink stingray, a species of stingray belonging to the Dasyatidae family that is rare in the Red Sea.

According to Amosi, this is a very luxurious type of ray with a very long tail.

Since there is significant pole and net fishing in this part of the water, which puts the larger animals at risk, he said, “I documented them and followed them to make sure they were swimming freely.”

Amosi was struck by his vision and contacted Adi Barash, a marine biologist and the organization’s president, who confirmed that the creatures he had observed were certainly unusual for the area.

“Until recently, the existence of pink rays in Elliot’s Bay was completely unknown. However, not much has been observed until recently,” according to Barash.

Pink Stripes, Endangered In Most Parts Of The World, Seen Near Elliot
Three pink rays were seen off the coast of Elliot on October 2, 2022. Israel Nature and Parks Authority (Omri Amosi)

According to Barash, little is known about the species and its status in different parts of the world.

“It is considered an endangered species because it grows in areas with increased fishing activity and is often confused with other Dasytidae species,” Barash said, noting that the species has been disrupted by fishing in Australia. It is not classified as endangered due to the use of equipment. Fishing for big fish and other marine life.

A rare, threatened species of guitarfish was discovered off the coast of Elliot in August.

As a result of the observation, concerns were raised that fishing is threatening the region’s distinctive marine habitat.

INPA asked people to call *3639 to report sightings of endangered or endangered animals and advised divers to spot rare fish from a distance of several meters to allow them freedom of movement.

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