On the stranding of sperm whales at Nagapattinam,Tamil nadu coast

Nammalwar, P and Pillai, S Krishna and Badrudeen, M and Thanapati, V and Somu, R and Sivasamy, V (1992) On the stranding of sperm whales at Nagapattinam,Tamil nadu coast. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 115. pp. 16-17.


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A whale baby female sperm whale, Physeter macrocephakis Linnaeus measuring 3.71 m and weighing about 700 kg was stranded on18th December, 1988 at Samnathanpettai near Nagapattinam . Another sperm whale was found dead and washed ashore at Vizhunthamavadi near Nagapattinam on 18th January, 1991. The stranded sperm whale was an young female of 9.70 m weighing about 5 tonnes and estimated to be around five years old.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physeter macrocephakis; sperm whale
Subjects: Marine Mammals > Sperm whales
Divisions: CMFRI-Mandapam
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Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2010 09:31
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:24
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/3821

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