James, D B and Panicker, K C S (1994) On the recovery of a foetus from a sperm whale Physeter macrqcephalus Linnaeus stranded at Chetlat island, Lakshadweep. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 91. p. 451.
Though James and Panicker (1990) listed the strandings of the sperm whale 17 times from the Indian Seas no foetus was found in any of them. Usually sperm whales stranded are cut open to see whether any ambergris is present. 'IKs is the first time that a foetus was found in the body of a sperm whale stmided from the Indian Seas.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||recovery; foetus; sperm whale; Physeter macrqcephalus; stranding; Chetlat island; Lakshadweep|
|Subjects:||Marine Mammals > Sperm whales|
|Depositing User:||Arun Surendran|
|Date Deposited:||17 Jan 2011 07:23|
|Last Modified:||09 Sep 2015 15:41|
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