Fourth dead whale shark washes up on Indian coast

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The body of a six-metre whale shark was discovered on Ramatara Beach in Odisha, India, for the fourth time in less than a year.
The carcass washed up on the beach in the Kujang Forest, according to forest officials in Jagatsinghpur.
The enormous shark was most likely hit by ships at sea, according to authorities.

It was the fourth dead whale shark discovered along Odisha's coast in the last 11 months.
A three-metre whale shark carcass came ashore near the opening of the Baradia River off the coast of the Balasore area in December of last year.
Then, in March of this year, fisherman discovered a whale shark carcass on Balasore's Chandipur Beach.


The four-metre whale shark had died after getting trapped in a fishing net.

Publish : 2021-10-06 10:19:00

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