Observations on a large school of spinner dolphins, Stenella longirostris off southwest coast of India with note on its behaviour

Lal Mohan, R S (1990) Observations on a large school of spinner dolphins, Stenella longirostris off southwest coast of India with note on its behaviour. In: Proceedings of the first workshop on scientific results of FORV Sagar Sampada, 5-7 June 1989, Kochi.

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Abstract

A large school of spinner dolphins, Stenella longirostris numbering about 120 were observed at 08° 52'N, 75° 36'E off Quilon coast along the southwest coast of India. The dolphins measured 2.0-2.5 m. They were bow-diving the vessel making acrobatic acts. The dolphins followed the vessel for about 45 minutes. Behaviour of the dolphins and an attempt made to study them in dose quarter are also discussed.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:spinner dolphins; Stenella longirostris; India; behaviour
Subjects:Marine Mammals > Dolphins
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:5279
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Deposited On:14 Oct 2010 16:12
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