Sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus, stranding on the Pakistani coast

Mauvis Gore, E Ahmad, Q Ali, Ross Culloch, S Hameed, S Hasnain, B Hussain, S Kiani, N Shaik, J Siddiqui, Rupert Ormond

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Abstract

Sperm whales (Physetev macrophalus) occur frequently in stranding records worldwide. However, none have been reported along the Pakistani coastline to date. This paper documents the first stranding of a sperm whale on the Pakistani coast. Ultimately, this finding is important is important in the planning of Pakistan's Biodiversity Action Plan and its National Conversation Strategy for marine mammals.

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