A 42-feet-long whale was found dead off the Guhaghar beach in Ratnagiri district in coastal Konkan region of Maharashtra, a senior official said today.
"The whale was found dead yesterday morning. The forest officials along with district collectorate carried out the primary investigation to find out the cause of the death. The whale was buried on the beach by afternoon itself", Ratnagiri District Collector Pradeep Prabhakar told PTI.
The villagers staying near the beach complained of foul odour and alerted police. Police and the local forest officials rushed to the spot and found the whale dead, Prabhakar added.
"There was a similar case in Jaigarh port a few days back. A whale had come ashore but with the help of locals and forest officials, we succeeded in sending it back into the deep sea," he said.
According to the District Collector, the whale, found dead off Guhaghar beach, could have been disoriented and beached itself.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.
As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.
Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.