The Egyptian authorities intend to install devices to monitor and track the movements of sharks within days, after one of them attacked a tourist in the Red Sea (east) about a week ago, while a coastal city denied the presence of young fish in its sea in the north of the country.
The Anatolia News Agency quoted Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper (privately) as saying that the Ministry of Environment will start installing devices to monitor and track the movements of sharks in the Red Sea, especially the tiger shark, in a few days, to monitor their behavior and identify the reasons that drive them to attack diving practitioners.
No statement was issued by the Ministry of Environment regarding that step, which comes 9 days after the announcement of the death of a Russian tourist at the Hurghada resort beach, which caused the suspension of swimming activities for two days. for her attack.
In another context, the Alexandria Governorate (North) denied in a statement – on Saturday evening – the presence of young sharks in its famous sea, which attracts millions of vacationers during the summer months.
The statement quoted the experts of the Institute of Marine Sciences and Fisheries in the same governorate as confirming that the image circulated with one of the fishermen is of a small, newly born shark that does not represent any danger, denying its presence mainly in that area.
Experts explained that this species does not live in that region, but rather in deep places, and its presence during this period is natural because it is the mating season for sharks, whether in the Red Sea or the Mediterranean.
The Alexandria Governorate has called not to cause panic and confusion by publishing and circulating information and pictures that carry misleading news, she said.