Some observations and remarks on the endangered marine animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

James, D B (1988) Some observations and remarks on the endangered marine animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Endangered Marine Animals and Marine Parks ; MBAI, 12-16 January 1985, Cochin.

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Abstract

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands being oceanic in nature, harbour a number of marine animals sucli as whales, dolphins, turtles, saltwater crocodiles, dugongs and robber-crabs. All these animals are now listed as endangered species. The author during his stay of three years in Andaman and Nicobar Islands recorded a number of instances of these animals. Also records and informations collected from others are included in the paper to make it more comprehensive. The paper also includes interesting observations on the anatomical details of false-killer whale which is recorded for the first time from the Andaman Sea, growth rate of saltwater crocodile in captivity, mode of capture and maintenance of live turtles by Bengalee settlers in earlier days and also on the habits of robbercrab.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Endangered marine animals; Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Subjects:Marine Biodiversity
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:2358
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:17 Aug 2010 05:27
Last Modified:17 Aug 2010 05:27

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