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Sightings and Strandings

Name
KCRT
Address
9/A Balaji Apts,
Dutta Raul Marg, Dadar (W).
Mumbai.
Phone
09820411509
Date
13-07-17
Region
INDIA - Maharashtra
Species
Dwarf sperm whale
* According to the current understanding of distribution, these species are not present in the Northern Indian ocean.
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Details
Female individual live stranded on Rajodi beach at 1330 on 13th July 2017. Locals tried to push it back into the water unsuccessfully. The individual died within two hours of the rescue attempt and was buried in the same location.
Approximate length of the animal was about 228 cm. Bleeding was observed from the genital opening/anus.
Source
This stranding was reported by Virat Singh (09821343134). Pictures were circulated by the local residents.
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