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Carcass of whale shark found on Paradip coast

This was the second whale shark to have washed ashore in the Paradip coast within three months.

Published: 05th October 2021 07:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th October 2021 07:25 AM   |  A+A-

This was the second whale shark to have washed ashore on the Paradip coast within three months.

This was the second whale shark to have washed ashore on the Paradip coast within three months.

By Express News Service

JAGATSINGHPUR: Carcass of a female whale shark washed ashore  at Ramatara near Siali beach under Erasama area on Monday.   No injury mark on the fish was detected during preliminary investigation. 

Kujang forest ranger Ranjan Mishra said the female whale shark was 20-feet-long and weighed 1,500 kg. After postmortem by a veterinary surgeon, the carcass was buried in a casuarina forest. The cause of death will be ascertained after autopsy report is received, he said. 

This was the second whale shark to have washed ashore on the Paradip coast within three months. The endangered species are listed in Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act.



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