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Second time in 3 months, carcass of 40-feet whale found on Odisha beach

The carcass of a whale was found washed ashore on a Puri beach on Thursday. In December, another carcass of a whale was found at Baidhara Pentha beach in Puri.

india Updated: Feb 16, 2017 16:57 IST
Odisha beaching

In December, a 42-feet-long whale was found dead on a beach in Puri, Odisha. (Picture courtesy: Odisha News 360/Twitter)

The carcass of a whale was found washed ashore on a Puri beach on Thursday.

The whale, which was found at Balukhanda beach of Puri, was measured to be more than 40-foot-long. Forest officials reached the spot and recovered the body of the sea mammal.

“It seems the whale has been dead since the past several days. Stale smell is emanating from the whale. We will conduct post-mortem to ascertain the reason behind the death,” said Puri divisional forest officer Chitaranjan Mishra.

In December, a 42-foot-long and 28-foot-wide carcass of a whale was found at Baidhara Pentha beach in Puri.