On the sei whale Balenoptera borealis Lesson stranded along Palk Bay coast near Pamban light house

Pillai, S Krishna and Jayaprakash, A A and Kasinathan, C and Ramamoorthy, N (1995) On the sei whale Balenoptera borealis Lesson stranded along Palk Bay coast near Pamban light house. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series (139). p. 11.

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A Sei whale got entangled in a gill net operated near Katchathievu on 27-l-'90 at a depth of 8.5 m at about 1900 hrs. Four boats joined together and brought the whale ashore near Pamban Light House on the 28th morning in live condition. Attempts were made to push the whale back into the sea but did not succeed. The medium sized female whale measured 11.4 m in total length and weighed about 7000 kg. The specimen was identified as Balaenoptera borealis Lesson (Fig. 1) and it had 47 throat grooves. The morphometric measurements are given

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sei whale; Balenoptera borealis; stranded; morphometric; Pamban
Subjects:Marine Mammals
Divisions:CMFRI-Mandapam
ID Code:3585
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Deposited On:27 Sep 2010 16:01
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