The stranding of rorqual whale Balaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus) in the Gulf of Mannar

Marichamy, R and Rajapandian, M E and Srinivasan, A (1984) The stranding of rorqual whale Balaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus) in the Gulf of Mannar. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 26 (1&2). pp. 168-170.

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Abstract

The note embodies observations on the stranding of a rorqual whale Balaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus) measuring 6.35 m in total length in the shallow waters off Ovari on 20-12-1976. This is the first recorded instance of stranding of this species alive along this coast. General morphological features are given. Instances of strandings in other parts of the country are also listed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:rorqual whale; Balaenoptera musculus; Gulf of Mannar
Subjects:Marine Mammals
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:1280
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:05 Jul 2010 17:18
Last Modified:05 Jul 2010 17:18
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