The first sighting of Longman’s beaked whale, Indopacetus pacificus in the southern Bay of Bengal

Afsal, V V and Manojkumar, P P and Yousuf, K S S M and Anoop, B and Vivekanandan, E (2009) The first sighting of Longman’s beaked whale, Indopacetus pacificus in the southern Bay of Bengal. Marine Biodiversity Records, 2 (133). pp. 1-3.

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Abstract

Information on at-sea sightings of beaked wholes are rare from the Indian and Sri-Lankan waters because of the relative rarity of vessels working in deep oceans where these species are encountered. A recent survey onboard FORV ‘Sagar Sampada’ brought out the first confirmed sighting of live animals of Longman’s beaked whole. Indopacetus pacificus from the southern Bay of Bengal. The details of the sighting, illustrated with photographs are presented in this note.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Longman’s beaked whale; Indopacetus pacificus; Bay of Bengal
Subjects:Marine Mammals > Whales
Marine Mammals > Sperm whales
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
ID Code:5700
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:26 Oct 2010 15:23
Last Modified:26 Oct 2010 15:23

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