Stranding of Pseudorca crassidens at Calicut, Kerala

Lal Mohan, R S and Nair, K V Somasekharan and Ramadoss, P and Thiagarajan, R and Nammalwar, P and Ameer Hamsa, K M S and James, D B (1984) Stranding of Pseudorca crassidens at Calicut, Kerala. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 55 . p. 15.



During the last few years a number of strandings of whales, dolphins, and porpoises have been detected and same have been reported along our coasts. The accidental capture of dolphins and the dugong in fishing operations have also been reported. These marine mammals are protected under the Indian Wild Life (Protection) Act 1972, and trade in many of the marine mammals is also banned or controlled under the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES). The present studies were documenting a few strandings of lesser cetaceans (the false killer whale Pseudorca crassidens) from along our coast.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Marine mammals; killer whale; Pseudorca crassidens; Indian waters
Subjects:Marine Fisheries > Monitoring
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
ID Code:3035
Deposited On:22 Sep 2010 12:32
Last Modified:22 Sep 2010 12:32

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