On the food of stranded sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus at Tranquebar with a note on food habits of sperm whales

Silas, E G and Nammalwar, P and Sarvesan, R (1988) On the food of stranded sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus at Tranquebar with a note on food habits of sperm whales. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Endangered Marine Animals and Marine Parks ; MBAI, 12-16 January 1985, Cochin.

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Abstract

The present paper deals with the analysis of food contents of the stomach of the stranded sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus on 8th June, 1982 at Tranquebar on the east coast of India. Squids formed the major food item. A brief review of food of the sperm whales of the world oceans is given.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Stranded sperm whale; Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus; Tranquebar; food habits of sperm whales
Subjects:Marine Mammals > Sperm whales
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:2346
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:17 Aug 2010 05:40
Last Modified:17 Aug 2010 05:40

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