As per the information from the state mangrove cell, the carcass was six-feet-long.
Mumbai:In another incident of marine beaching, the ca-rcass of an Indian Ocean Humpback dolphin was-hed ashore at Juhu Bea-ch on Monday morning. This is the fourth incident of the carcass of a dolphin washing ashore at Mumbai beaches this month. According to forest department officers who reached the spot in the morning, locals told them that the carcass w-as covered with discarded plastic. As the carcass was severely decompo-sed, forest officers buried it in the same beach.
As per the information from the state mangrove cell, the carcass was six-feet-long. “We could not conduct an autopsy as it was badly decomposed. We had to immediately bury it. It seems it is a case of natural death and it died two to three days ago,” said Makar-and Ghodke, assistant conservator of forest.
The Indian Ocean Humpback dolphins are a protected species un-der schedule I of the Wil-dlife Protection Act, 1972.
Last week, an eight-feet-long carcass of a dolphin belonging to the same species washed ashore on Girgaon Cho-wpatty beach on Friday. Since the carcass of the dolphin was not completely degraded, it had been sent for post-mor-tem and the report is awaited. Earlier this month, the carcass of an I-ndo-Pacific dolphin was washed ashore at Band-stand Promenade.