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40 feet long whale washes ashore near Mumbai

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The decomposed body of a 40 feet long whale has washed ashore on the Arabian Sea coast in nearby district, an said.

The whale washed ashore at Khardanda near Uran last evening, the said, adding that some visitors to the sea shore first spotted it.

"It is likely that this is a blue whale," N Vasudevan, conservator of forest, said.

"We will bury the carcass at the site itself," Vasudevan said.

This is the eighth recorded case of a whale carcass washing ashore in in the last three years, the said.

A 48 feet long whale had washed ashore on the Uran coast in 1978.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 17:40 IST