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According to the ministry, Blue whales can reach 35 m long, and the heaviest recorded weight of a blue whale was 156.94 tonnes According to the ministry, Blue whales can reach 35 m long, and the heaviest recorded weight of a blue whale was 156.94 tonnes

Endangered Blue Whale Spotted in Egypt

The Ministry of Environment of Egypt announced on May 31, the monitoring of the emergence of a Blue Whale in the Gulf of Aqaba region, considering it a unique environmental phenomenon.

Khaled Fahmy, minister, environment, Egypt, in an official statement, directed the field monitoring teams in the Red Sea and South Sinai reserves, to follow up the surveillance of the whale, to follow up the whale, photograph it and track its movement in the sea.

The statement noted that the marine environment experts of the ministry will study the causes of the existence of mammal in this place and analyse the results in the coming days. The observed whale is about 24 m long and is a subspecies known as the pygmy blue whale.