A nearly 30-feet-long whale was washed ashore at the popular Juhu beach in Mumbai. Locals, who spotted the dead mammal last night, informed the police and the forest department.
Carcasses of 38 baleen whales were washed ashore recently near the Tiruchendur beach in Tamil Nadu while more than 250 whales stranded in shallow waters were pushed back into the deep sea.
In June last year, a 42-foot-long blue whale was washed ashore at the Revdanda coast, about 17 kms south of Alibaug in the neighbouring Raigad district. Forest officials had contacted marine biologists after spotting it when it was still alive and struggling to survive. However, the whale had later died.
Meanwhile people reacted on social media:
30 feet Whale on juhu beach .. What’s happening in Mumbai ??? pic.twitter.com/0KBzND1zbB— Sameera Gawandi (@sameeratweeter) January 29, 2016
Mumbai main biti raat juhu beach main 8baje ke karib ek brydes whale naam ki fish mari huyi payigayi pic.twitter.com/7lP704EMg5— prashant parab (@manas0191) January 28, 2016
A huge Whale washes ashore at Juhu Beach.. 😱 #juhu #juhubeach #Mumbai #mumbai pic.twitter.com/Gx19L6nxlS— Rãvï Hõdïwâllâ (@djravi123) January 28, 2016
Later cranes were called to move the carcass to Airoli. According to a tweet the skeletal structure of the whale will be preserved.
Brydes whale that washed up on juhu beach now being moved to airoli. Officials to preserve skeletal structure pic.twitter.com/xVqcVbhaNe— sunainaa chadha (@sunainaachadha) January 29, 2016
( With inputs from PTI)
(Feature image source: Twitter/ANI)