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

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