On the recovery of a foetus from a sperm whale Physeter macrqcephalus Linnaeus stranded at Chetlat island, Lakshadweep

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.

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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.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:recovery; foetus; sperm whale; Physeter macrqcephalus; stranding; Chetlat island; Lakshadweep
Subjects:Marine Mammals > Sperm whales
Divisions:CMFRI-Tuticorin
ID Code:6995
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:17 Jan 2011 12:53
Last Modified:17 Jan 2011 12:53

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