On a whale washed ashore at Calicut

Venkataraman, G and Girijavallabhan, K G (1966) On a whale washed ashore at Calicut. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 8 (2). pp. 373-374.

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Abstract

A dead whale was washed ashore at a place called Kannanparambu, about Ix km. south of South Beach, one of the fish landing centres of Calicut on the afternoon of 25th May 1966. The whale was first noticed that morning off Vellayil fish landing centre with its ventral portion rising out of water surface. The fishermen at first mistook the same for an upturned boat, but as they observed it at close quarters, they could recognise the whale (Fig. 1). On an examination, it was found to be in a putrefied state, though not in an advanced state of decomposition.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Kannanparambu; Calicut; Vellayil whale
Subjects:Marine Mammals
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:1706
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:07 Aug 2010 14:56
Last Modified:07 Aug 2010 14:56

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