On the catch of a juvenile whale shark Rhincodon typus Smith from Malabar Coast

Thomas, M M and Kartha, K R (1964) On the catch of a juvenile whale shark Rhincodon typus Smith from Malabar Coast. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 6 (1). pp. 174-175.

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Abstract

On the 27th February 1963 a juvenile whale shark Rhincodon typus Smith was caught in a boat seine ' Paithu vala' operating in 12 fathom water off Cannanore coast. This shark, noted for its timidity and gentleness, did not make any attempt to struggle free from its captors and died soon, probably due to exhaustion or shock. It was towed to Thayyil landing centre where we had occasion to examine it.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:whale shark; Rhincodon typus Smith; Paithu vala; Cannanore
Subjects:Demersal Fisheries > Shark fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:1668
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:06 Aug 2010 15:22
Last Modified:03 Dec 2010 09:39

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