These two Striped Dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba) did not survive a mass stranding event of six individuals in Malaconini, Siruma, Camarines Sur yesterday. BFAR 5-FIRST rescue team was able to release 4 animals back to the sea (2 yesterday and 2 today). They reported “death likely caused by blast fishing.”
Six Striped Dolphins stranded yesterday in Malaconini, Siruma, Camarines Sur. Four of them were released yesterday and today. The other two, unfortunately, died. Necropsy of the two dolphins suggests that they were victims of blast trauma (dynamite fishing)… Many thanks to BFAR 5-FIRST for their continued efforts in responding to marine mammal strandings in the Bicol region.