Philippines: PHL, foreign vets to conduct necropsy on Megamouth Shark
By Michael B. Jaucian, 11th February 2015;

Several veterinarians from Philippines and other countries will conduct a necropsy on a Megamouth Shark (Megachasma pelagios) at Albay Parks and Wildlife, February 11. The rare mammal was accidentally caught in a fisherman net in Barangay Marigondon, Pioduran Albay. Governor Joey Salceda said, the shark will be preserved in a huge aquarium for further research in the future.

Source: GMA News Online

Why does the Philippines news media seem to have a bad habit of calling large filter-feeding sharks “mammals”?

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