Observations on the whales Balaenoptera edeni, B. musculus and Megaptera novaeangliae washed ashore along the Indian Coast with a note on their osteology

Lal Mohan, R S (1992) Observations on the whales Balaenoptera edeni, B. musculus and Megaptera novaeangliae washed ashore along the Indian Coast with a note on their osteology. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 34 (1&2). pp. 253-255.

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Abstract

The Baleen whales Balaenoptera edeni, Balaenoptera musculus and the Megaptera novaeangliae were reported from the Indian Coast. The skull of a B. edeni washed ashore in Dhanuskodi Island in the Gulf of Mannar and that of Megaptera novaeangliae from the Malabar Coast were studied. The identity of B. edeni was confirmed based on the study of its nasal bones. Biological significance of the occurrence of whales washed ashore along the Indian Coast is also discussed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:whales; Balaenoptera edeni; B.musculus; megaptera novaeangliae
Subjects:Marine Mammals
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture
ID Code:962
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:08 Jun 2010 18:04
Last Modified:08 Jun 2010 18:04

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