7-feet dead dolphin washes ashore Bhayander creek

A local fisherman found the mammal between two boats that were anchored at Jesal Park, Bhayander


On Wednesday, a 7-feet dead dolphin washed ashore Bhayander creek. He was found between two boats anchored at Jesal Park, Bhayander (East). It is believed that the mammal might have been have hit by a passing fishing trawler as it had injuries near its mouth and tail fin.

The mammal was found by a fisherman near the Koliwada at Jesal Park when he was about to set sail. After seeing the mammal, he alerted the local forest department official who cremated the dolphin at the beach.

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In the past few months, dead dolphins have been washing ashore across Mumbai and Raigad districts. Three months ago, a decomposed carcass of a five-foot Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin washed ashore Versova beach. Two months ago, a carcass of an eight-feet long Indian Ocean humpback dolphin washed ashore at Girgaum Chowpatty. This was the eighth incident in 2018 and the third case in the month of July.

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