Blue whale Balaenoptera musculus landed at Mangamaripeta, north of Visakhapatnam

Mohanraj, G and Somaraju, M V and Rao, C V Seshagiri (1995) Blue whale Balaenoptera musculus landed at Mangamaripeta, north of Visakhapatnam. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 137 . p. 17.

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Abstract

A live male Blue whale Balaenoptera musculus Linnaeus locally called "papper meenu" measuring 12.17 m in total length was entangled accidentally on 9th May 1994 in a synthetic drift gillnet operated by a mechanised-cum-sail craft at a depth of 50 metres off Mangamaripeta which is situated 12 km north of Visakhapatnam. The fishermen towed the Blue whale to the Mangamaripeta marine fish landing centre.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Blue whale; Balaenoptera musculus; stranding; morphometric measurements; Vishakhapatnam
Subjects:Marine Fisheries > Conservation
Marine Mammals > Whales
Divisions:CMFRI-Visakhapatnam
ID Code:3256
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Deposited On:27 Sep 2010 16:16
Last Modified:13 Aug 2014 15:42

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