Baleen whale stranding in Sasihitlu beach of Karnataka

Sulochanan, Bindu and Lavanya, S and Nataraja, G D (2013) Baleen whale stranding in Sasihitlu beach of Karnataka. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (217). pp. 46-47.


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    A baleen whale was found stranded (N 13°03.643', E 74°46.737') on 13.9.13 in the Sasihitlu beach of Karnataka (Fig.1). Ceteaceans are split between two main groups - Odontoceti (toothed whales) and Mysticeti (baleen whales). Different groups of marine mammals have different feeding ecologies. Mysticetes (baleen whales) feed on shoaling fishes and small invertebrates. Baleen whales are batch feeders, taking in large amount of prey and filtering them from the waters. They take huge quantity of water with the aid of their expandable throat.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Baleen whale; stranding; Sasihitlu beach; Karnataka
    Subjects: Marine Mammals > Whales
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mangalore
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2013 09:45
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:56

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