Dungonab Bay –A Global Hot Spot for Sharks and Ray

April 12, 2016
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Category: Nature

“The Red Sea is home to a relatively high number of threatened sharks and rays.”

-IUCN

At the present time, it is extremely rare to hear reports of shark and ray populations in a given region are in good health. Sudan remains one of the unique global hotspots on earth where this statement holds true; specifically, a large aggregation of manta rays within the pristine Dungonab Bay and Mukkawar Island National Park and large schools of scalloped hammerheads sharks on nearly all the main offshore reefs.

However, Sudan’s shark and ray populations remain under threat from human impacts and could very quickly follow the way of other regional populations – from healthy to endangered in a matter of years. Their conservation and management is therefore both a regional and a global priority.

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