On the stranding of whales along the Tamil nadu and Andhra coasts

Nammalwar, P and Devadoss, P and Srinivasan, A and Chidambaram, L and Rao, T Chandrasekhara and Rao, A Hanumantha (1989) On the stranding of whales along the Tamil nadu and Andhra coasts. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series , 102 . pp. 13-16.



Two young female pilot whales Globicephala macrorhyma were caught in the gill nets by a 10 m mechanised boat at Pudukuppam near Cuddalore along the Tamil Nadu coast. The two whales measured 3.02 and 1.40 m in total length respectively. . The fishermen atPomraaiyarpalayam near Pondicherry noticed a whale identified as young female sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus which measured 5.55 m. T he local fishermen at MotupalJy near Ramachandrapuram in Prakasam District of Andhra Pradesh noticed a whale was identified as blue whale Balaenoptera musculu. The various morphometric measurements of these whales listed in detail and tabled.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Globicephala macrorhyma; Physeter macrocephalus; Balaenoptera musculu; whales; Tamil nadu; Andhra coast
Subjects:Marine Mammals
Divisions:CMFRI-Madras (Chennai)
ID Code:4694
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