The carcass of a seven-foot long dolphin washed ashore at Gorai beach on Thursday afternoon. The mammal belonged to the species of humpback dolphins.
The carcass washed ashore around 3 pm and was first spotted by police officers who were patrolling the beach. The police immediately informed the forest department, who reached the spot by 4 pm.
According to forest department officials, there were no visible injuries on the dolphin’s body. However, its internal organs had burst open from its mouth. Since the mammal’s body was heavily mutilated, the forest department officials were unable to carry out a post-mortem.
The carcass was buried at Gorai beach in the evening.
This is the fourth incident of a mammal being washed ashore one of Mumbai’s beaches this year.Back to latest news