• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

TN: 30 dolphins washed ashore in Thoothukudi coast, rescue operation on

|

As many as 30 Dolphins washed ashore near Punnaikayal village in Thoothukudi district on Monday evening while four of them were found dead.

TN: 30 dolphins washed ashore in Thoothukudi coast, rescue operation on

It is learned that the dolphins were spotted on the shallow waters of the sea struggling for their life by fishermen at around 6 pm on Monday.

On receiving the information, forest officials attached to the Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve and the State Forest Department reached the spot and are investigating the incident.

Meanwhile, veterinarians were performing the postmortem on the carcasses of the four of the stranded dolphins. The dolphins had suffered injuries. Two of the four dead dolphins were lactating females.

This isn't the first incident of dolphins washing ashore in such large numbers in the state.

Earlier in 2016, on January 11, 83 pilot whales had washed ashore in the same village but were taken back to the sea. In January 1974, around 70 pilot whales had washed ashore at Manapad in Tuticorin district.

OneIndia News

lok-sabha-home

For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X

Loksabha Results

PartyLWT
BJP+16341357
CONG+38588
OTH168197

Arunachal Pradesh

PartyLWT
BJP62430
JDU167
OTH3710

Sikkim

PartyLWT
SKM31417
SDF51015
OTH000

Odisha

PartyLWT
BJD1076113
BJP22022
OTH11011

Andhra Pradesh

PartyLWT
YSRCP0150150
TDP02424
OTH011

-
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more