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.

[img]
Preview
PDF
85Kb

Abstract

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
ID Code:3821
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:09 Sep 2010 15:01
Last Modified:09 Sep 2010 15:04

Repository Staff Only: item control page