Live whale shark washed ashore

Four days after a carcass of an adult female whale shark was found washed ashore near Pamban rail bridge, a five-year-old live whale shark was found washed ashore at the coastal Vedhalai near here on Saturday evening. This was the first time a live whale shark was found washed ashore in the region, he said. Carcasses of two whale sharks were found washed ashore in Kunthukal area in September 2016 and on May 7. Both inhabited in the Gulf of Mannar, Mr Sathish said. The animal had no external injuries and it was not immediately known whether it suffered some internal injuries, Mr. Sathish said.


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