Category: UAE Dolphin Project News

Finless porpoise in Dubai waters

Finless porpoise in Dubai waters

Feature: Cristyn Ashley January field work has been very rewarding indeed. The project has been extremely fortunate to spot finless porpoises on two separate occasions during our recent scientific survey. Finless porpoises are among the smallest cetaceans in the world. Not only do the grow...

Raising awareness among lifesavers and the public at Saadiyat Island

Raising awareness among lifesavers and the public at Saadiyat Island

It all started with an interesting high number of sightings reported by the public, and in particular, by Arabella Willing from Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Abu Dhabi. It really looks like the dolphins are also enjoying the fancy resorts! Along Saadiyat beach, lifesavers are...

More strandings in Saadiyat Island

More strandings in Saadiyat Island

After a sad stranding of a male finless porpoise last October on Dubai shores, we were again called in for two strandings this time in the Abu Dhabi Emirate on Saadiyat Island. The strandings were recorded in November, 10 days apart to one another, and...

Celebrating 42nd UAE National Day

Celebrating 42nd UAE National Day

Feature: Cristyn Ashley In celebration of the 42nd National Day the UAE Dolphin Project was excited to be part of the Boat Parade organised by the Dubai Marina Yacht Club. Over 30 boats adorned in UAE flags and balloons participated in the parade, and the...

UAE Dolphin Project goes to University

UAE Dolphin Project goes to University

Feature: Camilla Argent We were so delighted that so many students and professors attended our seminar entitled: “Whales and Dolphins in the Gulf: ecological indicators of the local marine environment” held on November 13th , at the Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environment at the American University...

News from the field: UAE dolphins get a name!

News from the field: UAE dolphins get a name!

After a slow and troubled start, we are finally full on in the field work surveying the coastal waters in front of Dubai from the Marittime City to Palm Jebel Ali, and we have to admit that either we are pretty lucky or dolphins like...