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
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Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2010 08:10
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:22
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/3513

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