Mysterious death on the shore: Some reasons for mass whale beaching in TN [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=78617]
The mass stranding of more than a 100 whales and the death of at least 45 along a 15 km stretch on a Manpad beach in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin (or Thoothukudi) district presented a shocking spectacle on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Central Marine Fisheries
Research Institute (CMFRI) confirmed the death of at least another 12 whales. Interestingly, Tuticorin had witnessed a similar beaching 40 years ago, and the reasons are no clearer now.