Carcass of whale found at Brahmagiri in Puri

Puri: Days after dead whales were found near the coast in Odisha’s Ganjam and Kendrapara districts, another carcass of a giant marine mammal was found from the coast near Motagaon area in Brahmagiri area on Tuesday morning.

Earlier this month, a carcass of a whale measuring 33 feet in length with a diameter of 12 feet was sighted at Podampetta coast in Ganjam district on February 3 while the carcass of another whale measuring 66 feet in length was found at Chinchiri mouth at Rajnagar in Kendrapara district on February 5.

A few days before this, a giant dead whale washed ashore at the Juhi beach in Mumbai.

Lats month, carcasses of more than 60 whales were sighted along the coast in Tamil Nadu a month ago.

Following the death of the whales, the State Environment and Forest department has decided to apprise the Ministry of Forest and Environment (MoEF) of the unusual death of the giant marine mammals.