Tuticorin: Several small whales have been washed ashore on a beach in Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu since Monday night, as per reports.
According to a Times of India report, more than 100 whales were found on the 16km stretch from Alanthalai to Kallamozhi coastal hamlets.
Even as local fishermen had put some of the stranded whales back to the sea, around 20 whales were feared dead while some others were battling for their lives.
“The whales started reaching the shore in groups around 5pm. It is very strange. In 1973 when we were boys, we witnessed same phenomenon. However, not these many washed ashore then,” TOI quoted Rajan, a fishermen in Manapad, as saying.
Meanwhile, a team from the Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park in Ramanathapuram has been rushed to the spot.