A 30 feet dead was found ashore on Mumbai’s Juhu beach late on Thursday night. It was noticed by lifeguards and joggers who called the police.
“There could be many reasons (for its death) — sound pollution under water, pollution from industries, plastic consumption, or even disease — since the animal has no external injuries,”
Animish Limaye, an expert from Reefwatch Marine Conservation, India, told NDTV.
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.
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