Forest department and lifeguards join hands to rescue marine animals

Marine wildlife, including Olive Ridley, green turtles, humpback dolphins and finless porpoises, have been frequenting Goa’s waters often. Last year, a dwarf sperm whale washed ashore alive on Palolem beach. The unusual event drew a very difficult-to-manage crowd of curious onlookers and that was when a need for a marine wildlife stranding response network was felt.