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Sightings and Strandings

Name
Prem Jyothi
Address
Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun
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Date
14-08-2017
Region
INDIA - Tamilnadu
Species
Common bottlenose 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
approx 7ft long. found floating by the FD. brought ashore by them. curved measurements and samples collected (WII). Due to its short stubby beak and absence of spots on the belly, this is most probably a Tursiops truncatus or Common Bottlenose dolphin
Source
was brought ashore in Karankadu village a few km from Thondi.
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