In pics: 40-foot long whale washed ashore on Juhu beach in Mumbai

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jan 29, 2016 20:02 IST
A 35-feet-long dead whale is being lifted by cranes at Juhu Chowpati in Mumbai. (Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

A 40-foot-long whale was washed ashore at the popular Juhu beach in Mumbai.

Locals, who spotted the dead mammal on Thursday night, informed the police and the forest department.

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.

Whale finally being lifted from Juhu Beach in Mumbai (HT)

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In June last year, a 42-foot-long blue whale was washed ashore at the Revdanda coast, about 17 kms south of Alibaug in the neighbouring Raigad district.

Forest officials had contacted marine biologists after spotting it when it was still alive and struggling to survive.

However, the whale had later died.

Read: 35-foot-long whale washed ashore on Mumbai’s Juhu beach

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