Incidence of whale strandings in Uttara Kannada, Karnataka

Dube, Praveen and Vaidya, N G and Sonali, S M and Kumbhar, N P (2018) Incidence of whale strandings in Uttara Kannada, Karnataka. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (236). p. 33. ISSN 0254-380 X

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Abstract

Two instances of the whale strandings were observed in the Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka recently. The first one occurred on 06.05.2017 at Mungodlu, Kumta and the second at Karwar on 18.02.2018. The whale stranded at Mungodlu, near Vannalli village of Kumta Taluk, Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka (14° 26' 034" N and 74° 23' 005" E) was washed ashore in highly decayed condition with its dorsal portion upside down and species could not be identified. The total length of the whale was approximately 9 metres. The vertebrae were found exposed in the beach and a few numbers were collected and preserved in the museum of Karwar Research Centre of ICAR- CMFRI

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: whale strandings; Uttara Kannada
Subjects: Marine Mammals > Whales
Divisions: CMFRI-Karwar
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2019 08:28
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2020 06:11
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/13939

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