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Whale shark pup rescued in Gujarat

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, May 07, 2013
First Published: 21:53 IST(7/5/2013) | Last Updated: 21:54 IST(7/5/2013)

A newborn whale shark pup was recently freed by fishermen in Gujarat after being found caught in a fishing net, indicating that the world’s largest fish may be breeding in the area, according to a media statement issued by Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) on Monday.

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The release was reported to the Whale Shark Conservation Project team by a local fisherman from Sutrapada, it said.

The project, a joint venture of the Gujarat Forest Department, WTI and Tata Chemicals (LTD) has been carrying out research on the species along the Gujarat coast since 2008.

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