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DEAD SEA LIFE ALL ALONG SEALINE SHORE
frankyJ
By frankyJ

I have been to just past sealine over the past couple of weeks, there is so much dead sea life!! Fish all along the shoreline!

I saw a couple of dead turtles and a dolphin too!

Does anyone know why this is happening? Is this kind of thing common in the summer?

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By nomerci• 6 years 9 months ago.
nomerci

Darn, marais, that sounds bad. i hope something will be done about this.

By Alumnar• 6 years 9 months ago.
Alumnar

Something poisonous is in the water. The authorities need to be made aware of this before more damage is caused and more people turn up with unexplained rashes.

By marycatherine• 6 years 9 months ago.
marycatherine

Have you tried calling them and reporting your findings?

By marais• 6 years 9 months ago.
marais

The problem is bigger than only the fish you guys are seeing washed out on shore.

Last week we saw a few dead fish on the sea bed, and a baracuda washed out.

This weekend we dived again, and there was alot more dead fish all over on the sea bed.

The water has not been much warmer over the last 3 weeks. I think it might be a chemical reaction, becos I saw fish with boils on them, and the other fish were not eating on any of the dead fish.

How do we get MOE to investigate this?

By jassim8733• 6 years 9 months ago.
jassim8733

No it was fried ,,,,,with pepper and liittle salt . try that bfor its too late

By marycatherine• 6 years 9 months ago.
marycatherine

At Wakra beach last spring (maybe March or so) there were a number of dead cormorants washed up on shore for about a week or so - I think these birds are migrating thru Qatar at that time of year (I don't see them often at other times of year) so these may have been weaker ones that couldn't keep on going?

By epicurean• 6 years 9 months ago.
epicurean

Fair 'nuff. No diving in Sealine. Thanks for the mental note.

By anonymous• 6 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

Well Epi...Sealine is pretty far from Doha. Whose sewer line are they on? Or do they just empty into the sea? I wouldn't be surprised if they did.

By epicurean• 6 years 9 months ago.
epicurean

Thanks.

Used condoms in the water?? EWWWWW!!!!

By anonymous• 6 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

Must be pollution. With so many countries around the Gulf that do not exactly have concerns for either the environment, their neighbors or public information, most likely someone is polluting the sea. It is not like very many Gulf country governments would be open about this if they discovered it--i.e. if Iran decided to dump its nuclear waste in the Gulf we would not find out until long after the fact (when things started dying).

By anonymous• 6 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

Oh and just an after thought...as anyone actually looked at how much garbage there is floating in the water at sealine. I wouldn't be surprised if all those animals choked to death on plastic bags and used condoms. Ick.

Epi I'll PM it to you cause it's going to take me five minutes to find it .

By anonymous• 6 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

Colt you going?...

...going... to start the Divers Group? ...lol

By epicurean• 6 years 9 months ago.
epicurean

Pilgrim: Al Khor diving club? Do you have any contact info?

By Colt45• 6 years 9 months ago.
Colt45

thanks for the info ima get going now... yall have a good one ;-)

By anonymous• 6 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

Epi, he has friends that he goes out with. Mostly from the Al Khor diving club. They know of a few wrecks in the area that they like to go explore. One's known particularly for it's lion fish.

By Colt45• 6 years 9 months ago.
Colt45

you dive too? :-)

By epicurean• 6 years 9 months ago.
epicurean

colt: I'm an all natural kind of girl. If you need artificial help, you are tempting fate.

Pilgrim: where does your coworker go diving? I'm totally up for a diving group!

By britexpat• 6 years 9 months ago.
britexpat

Great information... Thanks :O)

By Colt45• 6 years 9 months ago.
Colt45

we should have a QLDG (QL Divers group) :-)

By Colt45• 6 years 9 months ago.
Colt45

why do you care about the help? the aim is to stay down under longer, isn't it? :-P

By anonymous• 6 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

My coworker dives and he says it's been really good lately. Lots of sea life.

By Colt45• 6 years 9 months ago.
Colt45

Thanks for the info... I'm planning a dive with some friends soon, hope it's worth it ;-)

By epicurean• 6 years 9 months ago.
epicurean

Colt: All I really know about the red tide is that you don't eat shellfish during those months.

And if you need help to stay down longer, the offer is rescinded! :-P

By anonymous• 6 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

Red Tide only effects shell fish so far as I know (we get it where I'm from every few years), but I'd have to do a bit more research (read google it. LOL)

I think it's probably a bit more likely this time of year, especially this year. This is one of the hottest summers on record and that makes the water even warmer. If my 7th grade science class taught me anything, warm water means more bacteria, more bacteria means more things like rashes and dead fish.

The MOE thinks it's because the water is getting cleaner. In the past the water was quite dirty due to pollution from Iran and Iraq. Now the water is getting cleaner and the natural sea life is returning.

I was recently out on one of the rigs and we saw lots of dolphins and even more sharks. Was pretty neat.

By Colt45• 6 years 9 months ago.
Colt45

I love to stay down under longer ;-)

and isn't red tide the poison-producing plankton thingie?

By epicurean• 6 years 9 months ago.
epicurean

Colt: scuba kit? Only if you want to stay down under longer.

By epicurean• 6 years 9 months ago.
epicurean

Pilgrim: You do bring up an interesting point. There is also the... what's it called? Red Tide? Is there something like that here?

Is this something that happens around this time every year? What do they think is the cause for the increased sea life sightings?

By Colt45• 6 years 9 months ago.
Colt45

that was good info... and I knew about the turtles, saw it on Animal Planet ;-)

By Colt45• 6 years 9 months ago.
Colt45

now you're talking, will I need my scuba kit? :-P

By anonymous• 6 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
anonymous

Well it's normal where I come from in the States. Usually in the winter you get a few dolphins, porpoises and seals on the beaches. Also you get a few it if there's a disease amongst a pod or in the vicinity...that's rarer but not completely abnormal either. If there's been a big storm or say an earthquake offshore you can get them as well.

It depends on what the OP means by "A Lot." One dolphin is not a lot. Also it's turtle nesting season, so a few dead babies isn't unlikely either as many die during their crawl to the sea. So it depends on the age.

By epicurean• 6 years 9 months ago.
epicurean

colt: I guess we will have to relocate to my private hot tub...

By Colt45• 6 years 9 months ago.
Colt45

then no swimming date for us at sea-line :-(

By epicurean• 6 years 9 months ago.
epicurean

I think it is cause for concern especially if people are suddenly coming out of the water with rashes as nomerci says

By Colt45• 6 years 9 months ago.
Colt45

In the decade that I have been here, I have NOT once seen dead sea-life washed up on the beach like Franky described it here... is it a cause for concern? :-(

By Colt45• 6 years 9 months ago.
Colt45

Is that normal at beaches? We're talking sea-life here right?

By epicurean• 6 years 9 months ago.
epicurean

unless everything in the sea is dying and washing up on shore...

By anonymous• 6 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

Dead sightings don't count. However if you look at it logically, wouldn't more animals in the vicinity mean more dead animals washing up on the beach?

By Colt45• 6 years 9 months ago.
Colt45

I don't think "dead" sea-life counts as a sighting. Even if it was, why would they be over the moon with dead sightings?

By epicurean• 6 years 9 months ago.
epicurean

Colt: You didn't understand Pilgrim. They are over the moon about sea life sightings meaning ALL sealife, even dead, beached sea life counts as a sighting.

By Colt45• 6 years 9 months ago.
Colt45

then this is something you needa get them to take a look at ;-)

By anonymous• 6 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

Funny. I work closely with the Ministry of the Environment and their over the moon this year because sea life sitings are way up. The number of nesting turtles has doubled this year.

By Vegas• 6 years 9 months ago.
Vegas

did the gulf oil spill make it to the other gulf???

By Colt45• 6 years 9 months ago.
Colt45

TFS, will ensure to stay outta sealine waters for a bit ;-)

By frankyJ• 6 years 9 months ago.
frankyJ

I only have pictures of the dolphin.. I will post more later this evening..

By verisimilitude• 6 years 9 months ago.
verisimilitude

I frequent beaches but not seen something like this, may be just the odd ONE but not at the scale you seem to be talking about...

By pranzer• 6 years 9 months ago.
pranzer

@frankyJ... can you post more pics?

By frankyJ• 6 years 9 months ago.
frankyJ

There was dead fish of all sorts and sizes all the way along the shoreline!

By nomerci• 6 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
nomerci

I have heard of some people getting rashes after coming in contact with the water in some places along the shore.

By drmana• 6 years 9 months ago.
drmana

Is that fish decomposed or coated with oil?

By blue_rose• 6 years 9 months ago.
blue_rose

strange

By pranzer• 6 years 9 months ago.
pranzer

I dont think this is a common sight... may this one is sick...

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