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On a whale shark landed and a turtle stranded at Digha, Midnapur districts, West Bengal

CMFRI; Kochi
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  • Marine Turtle
  • Shark Fisheries


A whale shark, Rhiniodon typus measuring 6.07 m In total length caught by a trawler was landed at Dlgha Mohana Centre on 8-2-'98 (Fig. 1). The shark with an approximate weight of 400 kg was sold for Rs.2,800.

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