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Another dolphin gets stranded at Mumbai beach

dolphinIt seems Mumbai’s coasts have become home to Indo-Pacific dolphins. Days after the first Indo-Pacific humpbacked dophin was spotted in Mumbai, another dolphin stranded at Amba river in Nagothane.

According to the forest officials, the latest dolphin to come into the freshwater was relatively smaller in size and was nearly six feet long.

With several efforts, the dolphin was gently pushed back into the sea by the forest officials.

The dolphin was found swimming in circles in Amba river for nearly 12 hours and was pushed back into the sea at 5.15 pm.

The Forest officials believe that the presence of dolphins so close to the Raigad coast shows that there is rich biodiversity in our marine ecosystem.

Last week, a huge 42 feet long blue whale was washed ashore alive at the Revdanda beach, near Alibaug. Although the locals and forest officials had tried to push the whale back into the sea, the whale eventually died and was later cremated on the shore itself.

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