Record of stranded whales along Karnataka coast

Anoop, A K and Rohit, Prathibha and Dineshbabu, A P and Harish Nayak, T and Kemparaju, S (2004) Record of stranded whales along Karnataka coast. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 182 .



A whale was stranded in the beach of Guijerbettu, Udupi district, Karnataka on 21.12.2001 . The whale was found in live condition. Thelocal person tried to rescue it but was in vain and later it died. The whale was identified as Balaenopteramusculus (Blue whale). Few vertebrae have been collected and preserved in the museum of Mangalore Research Centre of CMFRI for future identification up to the species level. Another whale (genus : Balaenoptera) was stranded in Kota, Udupi district, Karnataka near the shore of Arama temple on 11.08.2004 in decayed condition.

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:
Uncontrolled Keywords:Thimingala; Balaenopteramusculus
Subjects:Marine Mammals > Whales
ID Code:4528
Deposited On:16 Sep 2010 12:00
Last Modified:04 Aug 2014 14:24

Repository Staff Only: item control page