Three baleen whales washed ashore along Uttara Kannada coast of Karnataka

Vaidya, N G (2017) Three baleen whales washed ashore along Uttara Kannada coast of Karnataka. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (230). p. 31. ISSN 0254-380 X


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    Three instances of stranding baleen whales were observed along the coast of Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka during July and August 2016. All strandings were recorded from the southern part of the district.The first whale was washed ashore on 20th July 2016 at Ramangindi, Dhareshwar, 12 km south of Kumta (140 21’ 710"N and 740 24’ 360E). The whale was in a decomposed condition when washed ashore. The post mortem was carried out by a veterinary doctor. It was identified as Bryde’s whale Balaenoptera edeni. The total length of the male whale was 44 feet weighing approximately 10 tonnes (Fig. 1). The second whale washed ashore on 27.7.2016 at Hollangadde 7 km from Kumta (140 27’ 432" N and 740 22’ 615" E was also in decayed condition. It was identified as baleen whale and measured 46 feet

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: baleen whales; Uttara Kannada coast; Karnataka
    Subjects: Marine Mammals > Whales
    Divisions: CMFRI-Karwar
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 05:49
    Last Modified: 17 Oct 2017 07:24

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