Two juvenile Dolphins died after they were washed off by strong waves in the town of Malabuyoc.
Photo: Eric Ybas

Philippines: Juvenile Dolphins die after being washed ashore in Malabuyoc
By Michelle Joy L. Padayhag, 16th February 2017;

Two juvenile Dolphins died on Thursday afternoon in Barangay Motañeza, Malabuyoc, southern Cebu after they were washed ashore by strong waves.

Erik Ybas, OIC Environment and Natural Resources Office and Municipal Tourism Operations Officer of the Municipality of Malabuyoc said local fishermen in Sitio Lala O, Barangay Motañeza tried to return the Dolphins but later died because of wounds in their mouths.

“The fishermen tried to return them (to the sea) and noticed that there was blood coming out from its mouth,” Ybas told Cebu Daily News.

Ybas also commended the local fishermen for trying to save the Dolphins.

“I appreciate them bisan pa sa aghat sa ubang tawo ipa karne pero wala buhata worth appreciating jud (I appreciate them for trying to save the Dolphins despite other people urging them to just sell its meat),” he added.

The two juvenile Dolphins were turned over to the Municipal Agriculturist and was later buried in the Municipal Cemetery.

Source: Cebu Daily News

These appear to be Spinner Dolphins (Stenella longirostris).

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