Sperm whale washes ashore on Odisha coast

whaleBhubaneswar, Feb 5: The carcass of a 33-foot-long sperm whale washed ashore at the Rushikulya rookery in Odisha’s Ganjam district, a forest official said on Thursday.

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The Forest official said they spotted the carcass on Wednesday near Podampeta off the Ganjam coast after getting information from local residents.

He said the carcass was in a decomposed condition. “We have no knowledge how the giant whale died. The whale might have died two days ago and then washed ashore,” said Divisional Forest Officer (Berhampur) A.K. Behera.

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