Stranding of Indian Ocean humpback dolphin along Uttara Kannada coast, Karnataka.

Vaidya, N G (2020) Stranding of Indian Ocean humpback dolphin along Uttara Kannada coast, Karnataka. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (243). p. 31. ISSN ISSN 0254-380 X

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    Abstract

    Strandings of two Indian Ocean humpback dolphins along Uttara Kannada coast of Karnataka, during November, 2019 and April 2020 is reported. One dead dolphin was washed ashore at Murdeshwar beach of Bhatkal taluk on 11.4.2020 in decayed condition (Fig 1). Based on the external characters, with the help of the available photograph it was identified as a female Indian Ocean humpback dolphin Sousa plumbea (G. Cuvier, 1829). It had beached about one kilometre away from the northern side of the Murdeshwar Temple,surrounded on three sides by Arabian sea.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Indian Ocean, humpback dolphin, Uttara Kannada coast, Karnataka
    Subjects: Marine Mammals > Dolphins
    Marine Mammals
    Divisions: CMFRI-Karwar
    Depositing User: Mr. Prashanth P K
    Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2020 10:01
    Last Modified: 22 Sep 2020 10:02
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/14668

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