Now a 30-foot-long dead whale found at Juhu beach

January 29, 2016 12:38 PM |

dead whale at Mumbai's Juhu beachLate night joggers discovered a 35-foot-long dead whale at Mumbai's Juhu beach on Thursday night. Local police were informed and soon forest department officials were also notified.

Curious crowds gathered at the location and soon the news about a dead whale at Mumbai's Juhu beach went viral.

Only last week, some 300 dead turtles washed ashore at the Puri beach. Moreover, recently, 38 whales were found dead near the Tiruchendur beach in Tamil Nadu with hundreds caught up in shallow waters. Despite the best efforts of locals and authorities, several whales died.

 

Another tragic incident from June last year saw a 42-foot-long blue whale was washed ashore at the Revdanda coast, close to 17 km away from Alibaug. The whale was struggling to survive and died later.

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Marine biologists have expressed their concern regarding the high frequency of such events in recent times. Environmentalists argue that right from noise pollution to mass dumping of plastic in oceans, various factors result in such events. The dead whale at Mumbai's Juhu beach is the third such incident in recent times.

Even heavy underwater activity like an earthquake or volcano can push such sea creatures closer to the shore. Other reasons include an attack by bigger sea creatures and man-made conditions.

Cranes were called in to remove the body of dead whale at Mumbai's Juhu beach. Meanwhile, on social media, images of the blue whale went viral as people converged at the spot.

(Featured Image Credit: ndtv.com)

 


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