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Baleen whale in Gulf of Mannar causes death of two fishermen

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  • Marine Environment
  • Whales

Abstract

On 26 May 1961, a local Tamil newspaper Thina Thanthi carried \ a news item of a fishing boat in the Gulf of Mannar off Punnakayal, south of Tuticorin, being attacked by . a large {ish, resulting in the death of two of the five fishermen in the boat In June 1961, while pn tour to Tuticorin, I visited Tiruchendur Government Hospital where the injured were said to have been admitted and also Punnakayal village, to obtain first-hand information about the incident.

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