Rescue of stranded Hawksbill turtle in Kollam, Kerala

Jacob Peter, Poulose and Kishore, T G and Retheesh, T and Reshma, K J and Sumithra, T G (2019) Rescue of stranded Hawksbill turtle in Kollam, Kerala. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (239). p. 29. ISSN 0254-380 X

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Abstract

On 27th  March, 2019, fisher folks of Kakkathoppu, a coastal area of Kollam district in Kerala, India, found a Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), stranded in the rocky seashore (Fig1). The turtle was live female that weighed approximately 50 kg having a carapace length of 48 cm. According to the local fishermen, the turtle was unable to swim back to sea due to ruptured carapace and fatigued condition. On primary evaluation, barnacles were observed to be covering a part of its body and the carapace as well as head region were found exposed to sunburn.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Marine Turtle
Marine Fisheries > Conservation
Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2020 10:10
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2020 10:10
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/14314

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