Occurrence of the sea cow, Halicore dugong (erxl.), off the Saurashtra coast

Silas, E G (1961) Occurrence of the sea cow, Halicore dugong (erxl.), off the Saurashtra coast. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 58 (1). pp. 263-265.

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A recent note by Mani (1960) which appeared under the above title calls for some comments. The occurrence of a dead and floating dugong in the sea noticed near Kalyan lighthouse on 17 July 1959 is a rare sight indeed; and to my knowledge this appears to be the first such record. The natural tendency of many of the marine mammals is to sink when they are killed and that such was not the case with the above speci men, in spite of its relative freshness, is interesting

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:sea cow; Halicore dugong; Saurashtra coast
Subjects:Marine Mammals > Sea cow
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:6950
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:13 Jan 2011 16:35
Last Modified:13 Jan 2011 16:35

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