A video of a dolphin near La Marina Dbayeh is going viral on social media. Dolphins pass by Lebanon's shore every once in a while.
According to asource
, Lebanon's sea, particularly the area near Raouche, has been home to bottlenose dolphins for hundreds of years. These types of dolphins are friendly and do not go near boats. These smart mammals have an incredibly high emotional intelligence. Unfortunately, bottlenose dolphins are trained to perform in aquarium shores. They get abused to perform tricks.
Whales visit Lebanon, too!
A Lebanese fisherman spotted a rare whale near Naqoura beach in Southern Lebanon last month. Hussein Kassab was on a boat between Naqoura and Tyre when he saw a whale swimming near the surface of the water. The Fin Whale is 17 meters long. It is the second-largest mammal on Earth after the blue whale. According tosources
, the Fin Whale is friendly and it is found in all the major oceans and seas. Unfortunately, this type of whale is at risk of extinction. The Lebanese beach has always attracted whales and dolphins. The South of Lebanon is also a famous destination for sea turtles. Lebanon and its beaches are drowning in our waste. Let's keep our country clean to make sure our environment is healthy and safe for humans and animals. It would be great to see more sea animals visiting our shores.