Stranding of Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphin in Calani Creek

Sundaram, Sujit and James, N J and Saleem, Abdul (2018) Stranding of Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphin in Calani Creek. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (238). pp. 30-31. ISSN 0254-380 X

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A Humpback dolphin, Sousa chinensis was found dead in Calani Creek, Thrissur district of Kerala on 12.12.2018. The female dolphin measured 265 cm in total length and weighed approximately 300 kg (Fig.1.). The other measurements are given in Table.1. Local fishermen found the dolphin in the early morning about three kilometers inside the creek from the creek mouth and reported the same to the authors who reached the site for documentation and records. Measurements recorded (in cm) were as follows Beak length-27; Length from tip of snout to origin of dorsal fin-107; Tail width-107; Tail length-24; Length of flipper-33; Girth at the level of origin of dorsal fin-164.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stranding; Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphin; Calani Creek
Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Fish landing > Stranding
Marine Mammals
Divisions: CMFRI-Mumbai
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2019 10:22
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2022 04:10

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