Photos by KC Golez Zalavaria, ABS-CBN Regional Network Group
Philippines: Dead Sperm Whale in La Union
By KC Golez Zalavaria, 13th October 2014;
A female Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) was spotted near the shore in San Fernando, La Union Monday morning where it died.
Residents said the sperm whale was sighted around 9 a.m. The whale died at around noon.
Authorities used 2 4×4 trucks to haul the whale’s carcass to shore.
A local official said the whale measures about 10 meters and was covered with wounds. Authorities have yet to identify cause of death.
Source: ABS-CBN News