Chennai: Over 100 small whales were washed ashore in Tuticorin in Chennai since Monday evening.
According to the Times of India, more than 100 whales were found on the 16 Km stretch from Alanthalai to Kallamozhi coastal hamlets.
Fishermen and officials dragged many whales back into the sea but the kept on returning.
Reports suggest that the small fin whales that were stranded on the shore appeared disoriented.
Officials from the Gulf of Mannar marine park have been rushed to the spot to investigate the issue.