Carcass of a dolphin found in Chilika Lake

Puri: Carcass of a dolphin belonging to the rare Irrawaddy species was found floating near Ghatapenta in Chilika Lake today. While the reason behind the death is yet to be ascertained, large number of people in the area gathered to see the carcass of the dolphin.

As per latest reports, the officials of the Forest Department are yet to reach the spot.

It is pertinent to mention here that three dolphins were found dead earlier this month. Similarly, carcass of a dolphin of the same species was found dead in November last year in Chilika.

According to annual dolphin census conducted by wildlife divisions in Odisha, there are around 113 dolphins in Chilika Lake.