A blue whale washed ashore on at the Revdanda beach close to Alibaug on and soon died, after efforts to push it back to the ocean failed.
The amazing 42-feet female whale was spotted in the shallow waters by some of the locals, following which they informed the authorities.
The blue whale is the largest animal in the world. The whale that washed ashore died after 20 hours of struggling the following day at around 4 am.
Sad enough, India is very less equipped to deal with situations like this, and the officials were equally confused on the sudden appearance of the mammal.
Government officials said that the officials reached the spot on June 24, 2015, at around 2 pm and tried their best to push the animal back in the waters, but couldn’t succeed. The whale was apparently too exhausted and crushed by its weight.
Experts believe that the whale may have an injury or disease, which made it stray too close to the coast, and with the high tide, it came to the shore.
After the mammal had passed away, two excavators had been called by the officials to dig a hole for burying the animal.
On the other side, many animal activists took to Twitter and Facebook to shame people around the whale, who were standing on the mammal and taking selfies on their phone.
This is for the second time that a whale has washed ashore around the Arabian Sea, which is known to be home for many species of the mammal.