36-ft long whale washes ashore in West Bengal's Mandarmani
Monday, 29 June 2020 () The carcass of a 36-feet-long critically endangered whale washed ashore in the coastal belts of West Bengal's East Midnapore district on Monday. The incident took place at Mandarmani when a huge whale washed up on shore this morning. Though the cause of its death is yet to be known but local sources revealed that the dead whale has injury marks over its tail and body.
The carcass of a critically endangered whale washed ashore on the coast of West Bengal's East Midnapore district on Monday (June 29).
Footage shows the huge 36-feet-long whale washed up on the shore of Mandarmani Beach and beach-goers standing witness to the incident.
Although the cause of its...
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