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Sightings and Strandings

Name
Swapnil Tandel
Address
Ratnagiri
Phone
8976624519
Date
18-05-2018
Region
INDIA - Maharashtra
Species
Indian Ocean humpback dolphin
* According to the current understanding of distribution, Fin, Minke and Sei whales are not present in the Northern Indian ocean.
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Details
A stranded Indian ocean humpback dolphin in decomposing condition - Code:4
washed ashore and observed at inter tidal zone at Malgund beach, Ratnagiri district Maharashtra on 18 th May, 2018. The detailed examination of the carcass reveal marking of net entanglement on the body,left flipper was missing fluke was still entangled in a rope.The specimen was adult measuring 264.16 cm.
Source
Personal observation
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