Definite records of Sperm Whale Physeter catodon (Linnaeus), Spinner Dolphin Stenella longirostris (Gray) and Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops truncatus (Montagu) (Mammalia: Cetartiodactyla) in the Arabian Sea

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S. Pande
N. Sant
S. Pednekar
M.S. Pradhan


Definite records of five Sperm Whales Physeter catodon (Liinaeus), 58 Spinner Dolphins Stenella longirostris (Gray) and 12 Bottlenose Dolphins Tursiops truncatus (Montagu) in the Arabian Sea, encountered during Ela Foundation’s Pelagic Birds Survey and ornithological expedition to Lakshadweep Archipelago from 12 to 16 March 2006, are presented along with notes on behaviour, key identification features, four photographs and the conservation status of each species.

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