A whale shark was found washed ashore at the Sassoon Dock, one of the busiest fishing hubs of Mumbai, in the wee hours on August 12. The big fish is reportedly 25-feet-long. The Fisheries Department was informed by local fishermen as soon as it was spotted at the dock. Atul Patne, Commissioner of Fisheries, confirmed that his department took cognisance of the incident and reached the dock after being intimated. An inquiry is being conducted on how the big fish washed ashore, and due action will be taken if anyone is found at fault, he said.