The deaths that struck a flock of black heron on the shores of Dibba, Fujairah, was due to food poisoning caused by oil contamination that hit the area days earlier, Al Bayan newspaper has reported.
More than 50 black heron were found dead on the beach of Al Fugait in the middle of January. (Al Bayan)
The Dibba Municipality has also stated that on physical examination of the birds, they found that mass mortalities were due to food poisoning.
According to the report, oil spill was unfortunately in the course of the birds on their migration path. More than 50 black heron were found dead on the beach of Al Fugait in the middle of January.
Hassan Salem El Yamahi, Director of the Dibba Municipality, said lab tests confirm the absence of any symptoms of disease. He pointed out that the birds landed along the beach and remained there for some time before they died
Fatima Al Handhobi, Head of the Environmental Protection Section, told Al Bayan that initial inspection by a competent medical team revealed that the cause of death of those birds is due to food poisoning.