Stranding of a rare marine dolphin at Vizhinjam

Thiagarajan, R and Lipton, A P and Gopakumar, G and Pillai, S Krishna and Raju, B and Joseph, Selvin and Rajan, A N (1999) Stranding of a rare marine dolphin at Vizhinjam. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 159 . p. 18.

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Abstract

On sighting a dolphin struggling for survival In the near shore area off Adimaithura (near Vizhinjam) on 31-08-1998, the fishermen encircled it with a shore seine. It was a rare marine Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus (Cuvier, 1812), measuring 250 cm in length. In spite of the medical treatments given for the injuries, it survived in the Marine Aquarium at Vizhinjam for about 13 hrs only.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:stranding; dolphin; Vizhinjam
Subjects:Marine Mammals > Dolphins
Divisions:CMFRI-Vizhinjam
ID Code:5003
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Deposited On:07 Oct 2010 12:54
Last Modified:25 May 2012 15:47

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