In Iraq’s iconic swamps, a quest for endangered otters
CHIBAISH, Iraq (AP) – “Don’t move a muscle.” His command cut the reeds rustling in the wind. On a moonlit embankment several miles from shore in the famous swamps of southern Iraq, everyone stopped.
Omar al-Sheikhly shone a flashlight on a muddy area. “Nothing,” he said, shaking his head. His team of five expired in unison.