40-feet whale on Puri beach!

  Bhubaneswar: The carcass of a whale was found washed ashore on a Puri beach on Thursday.

The whale, which was found at Balukhanda beach of Puri, was measured to be more than 40-foot-long. Forest officials reached the spot and recovered the body of the sea mammal

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"It seems the whale has been dead since the past several days. Stale smell is emanating from the whale. We will conduct post-mortem to ascertain the reason behind the death," said Puri Divisional Forest Officer Chitaranjan Mishra.

In December, a 42-foot-long and 28-foot-wide carcass of a whale was found at Baidhara Pentha beach in Puri.

IANS