“We have taken tissue samples from the carcass and sent those for forensic tests. Only after the tests, we can be sure about the organism and the cause of the death,” said N Vasudevan, the chief conservator of forest.
Pinto and her colleague, assistant professor Tarun K Chandrayadula, are tracing migratory patterns of baleen whales, among the largest animals on earth, across the Indian Ocean to build a “whale atlas.”
Plastic-associated chemicals and pollutants can accumulate over decades and alter biological processes in the animals, leading to altered growth, development and reproduction, including reduced fertility, according to the study published in the journal.
Tuticorin, Jan 12 (ANI): Around fifty whales have been washed ashore in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, since last night. According to officials, the fishermen dragged many of the beached whales back into the sea but they kept returning to the shores near Manapadu and Kallamozhi villages.