24 February 2019
Balasore/Puri: In two shocking incidents of aquatic animals’ death, an Irawaddy dolphin’s carcass was found near Nuapada Ghat at Chilika lake and hundreds of fish carcasses were spotted floating in Son river of Remuna block in Balasore.
According to reports, the dolphin found in Chilika was around 5.8 feet in size and over 500 kg in weight. On intimation, Forest Department officials reached the spot, recovered the body and sent it for autopsy.
In Balasore, the fish carcasses were more in number especially near Patripal and Ganipur panchayats. While the exact reason behind the death of the fishes is yet to be ascertained, locals have alleged that some miscreant has poisoned the water body.