35-foot-long dead whale spotted at Juhu Beach in Mumbai; reasons and Twitter reactions!

Written by | January 29, 2016 | 0

Mumbai: Mumbaikars on Friday woke up to another whale death news, which was spotted on the Juhu beach at 10 pm on Thursday. Police is investigating the case.

The 30-foot whale weighing around four tonnes is believed to have died 2-3 days back.

According to officials, it is a Bryde’s whale and could have died due to sound pollution under water, pollution from industries, plastic consumption, or even disease.

“The animal had no external injuries,” said Animesh Limaye, an expert from Reef Watch India.

Incidents of whale washing up the shore on Indian beaches have become a common phenomenon now.

Last year, a blue whale washed up at Alibaugh and died after a 10-hour struggle to push her back into the sea.

In 2016 January, 45 dead short-finned whales washed up at a beach in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin district which forced the experts to review the situation as the whales ending up in Tuticorin were travelling thousands of kilometres from the Pacific.

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