Observation of Bryde’s Whale Balanoptera edeni / brydei (Cetartiodactyla: Balaenoptiidae) in the offshore waters of southern Odisha, eastern India

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S. John
K. Sivakumar
B.C. Choudhury
M. Khan

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The paper reports the first sighting of a live Bryde’s Whale Balanoptera edeni / brydei from Odisha waters with notes on its behaviour. The paper also discusses an adjacent Bryde’s Whale population in Bangladesh, north of Odisha; previous records of Bryde’s Whales from Indian waters and possible threats to these cetaceans due to development activities in Odisha waters.

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John, S., Sivakumar, K., Choudhury, B. and Khan, M. 2012. Observation of Bryde’s Whale Balanoptera edeni / brydei (Cetartiodactyla: Balaenoptiidae) in the offshore waters of southern Odisha, eastern India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 4, 9 (Aug. 2012), 2924–2927. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o2732.2924-7.
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