Posted by: The ocean update | December 3, 2015

Finless porpoise found dead on shoreline near Mumbai’s Haji Ali (India)

finless-porpoise-haji-ali-kunal-chonkar-iaminThursday, December 3rd, 2015.┬áSummary : The three-feet-long carcass of a finless porpoise found at the rock-cut shoreline of Haji Ali. “While hunted in Japan – the finless porpoise – is one of the protected marine mammals in Indian waters. He further explained, “This is an inshore small porpoise species, which is found both in sea and fresh waters. Environment minister Ramdas Kadam, who at the last incident, claimed to have no information of any dolphin carcass washing ashore, remained unavailable to comment on Thursday’s appearance. Local fishermen spotted the skin-peeled, fluid oozing, bloated body of the porpoise washed on the rocky shoreline of the city, at around 6am.

The appearances of bodies of marine creatures, while continue to baffle marine experts and environmental activists, they seem to have missed bringing the attention of the Maharashtra government to the matter. The three-feet-long carcass of a finless porpoise found at the rock-cut shoreline of Haji Ali. Kunal Chonkar iamin.in The death toll of marine mammals in the waters surrounding Mumbai continues to rise – the count now 14 – the latest incident involving a three-feet-long carcass of a finless porpoise found near the Haji Ali seaface, in wee hours of Thursday morning. Local fishermen spotted the skin-peeled, fluid oozing, bloated body of the porpoise washed on the rocky shoreline of the city, at around 6am. They claimed that, two rag-pickers dragged the carcass, weighing around 50 kilos, and dumped it on the parapet wall along the seaface. It took Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) team around six hours to reach the site and remove the carcass, which was emanating foul stench.

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