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Dead whale at Juhu: 8 previous times mammals washed ashore in Mumbai

A 35-foot-long whale washed ashore at the Juhu beach in Mumbai on Thursday evening. This is the 9th such instance of dead mammals washing ashore in Mumbai since 2015.

mumbai Updated: Jan 29, 2016 12:33 IST
A 35-foot-long dead whale washed ashore on Thursday night at Mumbai’s Juhu beach. (Hindustan Times)
A 35-foot-long dead whale washed ashore on Thursday night at Mumbai’s Juhu beach. (Hindustan Times)

A 35-foot-long whale washed ashore at the Juhu beach in Mumbai on Thursday evening. This is the 9th such instance of dead mammals washing ashore in Mumbai since 2015.

Carcasses of 38 baleen whales were washed ashore recently near the Tiruchendur beach in Tamil Nadu while more than 250 whales stranded in shallow waters were pushed back into the deep sea.

Here is a list of eight other incidents reported last year in Mumbai.

December 13Carcass of a two-and-a-half foot finless porpoise, protected under the Wildlife Protection Act, was washed ashore near Haji Ali Dargah.
November 27Carcass of a six-and-a-half-foot Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin washed ashore near Bhagwanlal Indrajit Road, Malabar Hill.
July 22A six-foot-long carcass of an Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin with various injuries on its body was discovered on Bhuigaon beach in Vasai. The high tide carried it back into the sea, said local fishermen.
June 17The carcass of a seven-foot-long dolphin was found on Vasai beach.
June 1The mutilated carcass of a humpback whale was found on Manori beach. Only the skin and skeleton of the whale could be recovered, as all the other body parts were decomposed; it could not been sent for a post-mortem.
May 5The carcasses of a six-feet-long Indo-Pacific humpbacked dolphin and a four-feet-long Finless Porpoise were found at Versova beach. A post-mortem was conducted on them on Wednesday and they were burnt at an isolated location in Andheri.
May 5

A four-foot-long dead porpoise was found at Versova beach. A post-mortem was conducted and the body was burnt at an isolated location in Andheri.

April 27A six-foot long dead dolphin was found wedged in the rocks near Oberoi Hotel at Nariman Point. The carcass was so decomposed that a post-mortem could not identify the cause of death.

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