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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    Gore, M., Ahmad, E., Ali, Q., Culloch, R., Hameed, S., Hasnain, S., Hussain, B., Kiani, S., Shaik, N., Siddiqui, J., & Ormond, R. (2007). Sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus, stranding on the Pakistani coast. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315407054793