On a sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus washed ashore at Irumeni (Palk Bay) near Mandapam

Kasinathan, C and Gandhi, V (2002) On a sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus washed ashore at Irumeni (Palk Bay) near Mandapam. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 173 . pp. 3-4.

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Abstract

A female sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus (Fig. 1) measuring 4 m, weighing 1.5 t was washed ashore in dead condition at Irumeni (Palk Bay) near Mandapam on 10-11- 2000. The length at birth of a sperm whale is about 4 meters, hence it mav be in-ferred that the present whale is a new born baby.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sperm Whale; Irumeni; Physeter macrocephalus; Mandapam
Subjects:Marine Mammals > Sperm whales
Divisions:CMFRI-Mandapam
ID Code:3513
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Deposited On:18 Sep 2010 13:40
Last Modified:18 Sep 2010 13:40

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