Note on a stranded Humpback dolphin

Thirumalaiselvan, S and Anasu Koya, A and Jeyabaskaran, R (2015) Note on a stranded Humpback dolphin. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (223-24). p. 31. ISSN 0254-380 X

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    Abstract

    On 17th September, 2015, a dead dolphin was found at Beypore beach, Kozhikode. On enquiry with local fishermen, it was reported to be washed ashore eight days before. It was identified as Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphin Sousa chinensis (Osbeck, 1765) with the help of external characters especially the number of teeth. It had a stocky, robust body with a well-defined beak set off from the rounded melon. The specimen was a male measuring 107 cm in length and weighing about 18 kg.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: stranded Humpback dolphin; marine mammal; dolphin stranding
    Subjects: Marine Mammals > Dolphins
    Marine Fisheries > Conservation
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kozhikode
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2016 04:28
    Last Modified: 02 Feb 2016 04:28
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/10632

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