Ramanathapuram: Mammoth marine animal washed ashore

There is no immediate information about the reasons for the death of the animal

RAMANATHAPURAM: A mammoth marine animal was washed ashore at Vannangundu near Thiruppullani on Monday.

The local fishermen, who spotted the animal, said that it could be a kind of whale.

DEAD AND GONE: The marine animal washed ashore at Vannangundu on Monday.— Photo: L. Balachandar.

The weight of it could be around 5.5 tonne.

It was around 32 feet length and 6 feet width. Though there was no immediate information about the reasons for the death of the animal, the fishermen said wounds were spotted in the body.

It might have been killed due to the wounds caused by the hit of vessel.

A large number of people, including women and children, gathered at Vannangundu to see the animal. Forest officials of the Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park also visited the spot.

From THE HINDU

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