Tourists take photos of rare Omura whales near Thailand

2024-01-16 2024-01-16T10:08:59Z
ندى ماهر عبدربه
ندى ماهر عبدربه
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Weather of Arabia - The moment tourists greeted Omura's rare white whale was documented in a video clip near the coast of Phuket in Thailand. This Omura whale is considered a very rare species, as it was first spotted in the wild in 2015, but this is the first time this species has been known to be seen off the coast of Thailand.

This beluga whale was discovered on January 1, prompting extensive research by marine experts, who were able to track down more rare whales, although they were not yet beluga whales.

Exploring Omura's whale...a unique beauty in the world of whales

Omura's whale , a small baleen whale, is distinguished by its beauty and extreme flexibility, as its head and jaw display a unique pattern of asymmetrical black and white markings, with the lower jaw being white on the right side and black on the left side.

This magnificent whale is the latest species of whale to be discovered, first appearing in dead specimens in 2003, and was first spotted alive in the wild in 2015. There was a previous association between it and Bryde's whale; Due to their similarity and small size, they are found in tropical oceans but now, we fully realize that the Omura's whale is completely different from the Bryde's whale.

What do Omura's whales look like? And a look at her life and food

Appearance of Omura's whales

Omura's whales are distinguished by their prominent length and slenderness, giving them an elegant, snake-like appearance. They are shaded in the opposite way, as they are dark gray on top and white on the belly. Their body appears asymmetrical, resembling a fin whale. They are characterized by a white lower jaw on the right side and dark on the right. There are also four black lines on the right side of the head, extending directly behind the eye.

The life of Ōmura whales

Omura's whales usually move alone, or in pairs, and have sometimes been seen in groups of up to six whales in small areas. They appear to interact with each other within hearing range, but respect a wide personal distance and these aggregations can be stable for several hours, sometimes as a result of whales feeding on the same prey, and sometimes due to reproductive displays.

Oemura whale singing

Omura's whales sing low, repetitive melodies that can last for hours, and on occasion, several will raise their voices in chorus. It is hypothesized that the males may congregate around the females, competing over songs, or perhaps performing popular music to attract attention.

Omura whale feeding

Omura's whales have folds in the throat and feed by impulse. Scientists suspect that they feed mainly on school fish and krill. The food is filtered from seawater. The whales avoid migrating to cold waters where food is abundant.

Home of Umura's whales

Although rarely seen, Omura's whales have been discovered in new places, and are thought to live in tropical and warm temperate oceans. They have been observed in all ocean basins except the central and eastern Pacific.

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This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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