Philippines: Dolphin found dead in Boracay

3rd August 2014;

Strong waves brought a dead dolphin to the shore of Station 3, Barangay Manoc-Manoc in Boracay Island.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)-Boracay detachment said the dead dolphin was spotted on Friday by several sailboat enthusiasts some 30 meters away from the shoreline that drew a mob of tourists in the island resort.

The dolphin was estimated to be about one meter in length and weighs some 200 kilos.

The Coast Guard authorities said the sea mammal had a wound near its tail but they could not really determine the cause of its death.

The Maritime Police and Bantay Dagat personnel decided to bring the sea mammal in mainland Malay, Aklan where it was buried.

Source: InterAksyon

Based on photos shared by Bryan S Madera on Facebook, the carcass was that of a Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris).

Philippines: Dolphin found dead in Boracay

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