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Dead Whale Washes Ashore in Ganjam

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About 150 kilometers from Bhubaneswar near Podampetta off the Ganjam coast in Odisha , a 33-foot sperm whale washed ashore.A similar incident took place in Mumbai before few days. According to Divisional Forest Officer (Berhampur)” the reason for its death is unknown.The whale might have died two days ago, and washed ashore yesterday”.

Locals spotted the whale and informed the officials.Sperm whale is the largest toothed whale in the world. It can stay submerged for about 90 minutes and can dive down to 2,250 meters, officials said.The site where the whale has washed up is also the rookery for Olive Ridley sea turtles.

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