On the stranding of Risso’s dolphins and a sea cow along Tuticorin coast in Gulf of Mannar

Balasubramanian, T S and Easterson, D C V (2000) On the stranding of Risso’s dolphins and a sea cow along Tuticorin coast in Gulf of Mannar. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 166 . p. 20.

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On 26.6.’99 one Risso’s dolphin Grampus griseus was accidentally caught by drift gill net operated off Punnaikkayal at a depth of 10-15m. The specimen was a female measuring 2.63m and weighing approximately 210 kg. Thera are no earlier reports on the stranding of the species along the Gulf of Mannar. A male sea cow Dugong dugon measuring 1.21m in length and weighing approximately 30 kg was accidentally caught on 14.1.2000 at a depth of 30-40m in drift gill net.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:stranding; Risso’s dolphins; sea cow; Tuticorin; Gulf of Mannar
Subjects:Marine Mammals
Marine Mammals > Sea cow
Divisions:CMFRI-Tuticorin
ID Code:4502
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Deposited On:18 Sep 2010 10:37
Last Modified:18 Sep 2010 10:37

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