1. Frustration at the inevitable fate of this one.
2. Chewed up and scraped up.
3. BFAR QRT keeping the whales skin wet.
4. The holes are bite marks from Cookie Cutter Sharks (Isistius brasiliensis).
5. These injuries are likely to be from the initial stranding before she was found.
6. Dead eyes: seconds after the whale died
Some days have their ups and downs. This day did. Released a rescued Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) then responded to a stranded Dwarf Sperm Whale (Kogia sima) that died 10 hours later. The cause was the worst. Huge thanks to BFAR QRT Region 11, the Philippine Coast Guard and those who helped.
(This is Part 1 of a 2-part photo set)