The carcass of a 40 -feet-long critically endangered whale washed ashore in Gahirmatha marine sanctuary space in Odisha’s Kendrapara district, a senior forest official stated on Saturday.
The gargantuan mammal that weighed round 10 tonne was noticed on the coast at Agarnasi Island, he stated.
“The mammal’s physique bore harm marks. The species figures within the checklist of IUCN Crimson checklist of threatened marine species. The forest division will conduct the submit mortem examination of the endangered marine animal,” Rajnagar Mangrove (wildlife) Forest Division DFO Bikash Ranjan Sprint.
As there are harm marks, the mammal might need perished after being hit by both ship or trawler propellers, he stated.
The mammal is a schedule-I species underneath the Wildlife (Safety) Act, 1972, the DFO stated.
“We’re nonetheless undecided whether or not to bury or not the carcass after its submit mortem and are additionally planning to protect the skeletal stays of the mammal for posterity.
After obligatory authorized formalities, we’d search suggestion from division high-ups concerning preservation of the skeletal stays of the whale,” the official stated.