- A blue whale was rescued from a beach on Konkan coast
- The whale had drifted into shallow waters near the Jaitapur power plant
- After a six-hour-long rescue operation, it was released back into water
The whale had drifted into shallow waters near the Jaitapur power plant in Ratnagiri district.
"It appeared emaciated and must have drifted some days ago. But since this is an isolated spot, it was spotted on Saturday and we were informed by the locals," N Vasudevan, chief conservator, mangrove conservation cell, said.
This is the second successful rescue of a blue whale in the same region, he said.
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