On a rorqual Balaenoptera physalus (Linn.) washed ashore on the Bombay Coast

Kharbari, J P and Aravindakshan, M and Nair, K Prabhakaran (1966) On a rorqual Balaenoptera physalus (Linn.) washed ashore on the Bombay Coast. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 8 (1). pp. 226-227.


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It was reported in the morning newspapers of 9th October, 1965 that a whale had been washed ashore off" Nepean Sea Road on the Bombay coast. Immediately the authors made a visit to the place and the following observations were recorded. Local inquiries showed that the drifting carcass of the whale was first sighted through binoculars the previous day by some residents of the locality. It appeared like an inverted dug-out canoe, being tossed up and down by the waves. The carcass was washed ashore on the rocky coast off" Nepean Sea Road, about four hours after it was first sighted.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Balaenoptera physalus; Bombay coast; Nepean Sea Road
Subjects: Demersal Fisheries > Shark fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
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Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2010 06:57
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:13
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/1700

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