Oman Marine Life – Four of the Nation’s Most Fascinating Underwater Creatures

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Oman is an absolutely fascinating nation when it comes to geography and biology, especially in regards to its marine habitats. Check out four of the country’s most captivating marine species.

Bottlenose Dolphin

This particular species of dolphin is the most recognised and iconic in the world. They are but one of many species of dolphin that are easily found in Omani waters. Other common species include spinner dolphins, humpback dolphins and striped dolphins.

Spotted Eagle Ray

These are some of the most beautiful species of fish that are to be found in Omani waters. They can be easily discovered where reefs are present. Their flat snout, large eyes, and unique patterns make them a visually stunning sight.

Pygmy Blue Whale

Despite being smaller than their full-size counterparts, they are still absolutely massive where size is concerned. The average pygmy blue whale can grow more than 70-feet in length and can weigh upwards of 100-tons. If you’re staying at a beach resort Salalah has to offer such as Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, keep an eye out for whale-watching experiences.

Whale Shark

The whale shark is the biggest fish in the world, with lengths that exceed forty feet. Despite being considerably smaller than pygmy blue whales, which are mammals, these creatures are definitely a sight to behold, and a gentle giant of the marine world.

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+

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