A rotting carcass of a baleen whale (F. Balaenopteridae) stranded in Malay, Aklan yesterday.

Source: Radyo Todo 88.5 FM Facebook, via Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines Facebook

Dead Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) found on the shores of Makato, Aklan yesterday.

Source: Jezzie Rose Masigon Villanueva Facebook, via Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines Facebook

Philippines: Dead sea cow found dead off Boracay Island

9th August 2014;

A dead sea cow, locally known as Dugong (Dugong dugon), was found dead along the shore off Station 3 in the resort island of Boracay.

Based on a belated report from the Protected Areas and Wildlife Coastal Zone Management in Boracay, the dead sea cow was afloat in the shore off Station 3 in the island resort when spotted by a passing boatman on Thursday.

It was estimated to be six feet in length and weighed some 30 to 50 kilos.

Mr. Nilo Subong of the Protected Areas and Wildlife Coastal Zone Management in Boracay Island said the dead sea mammal had a gaping wound on its back believed to have been inflicted by a bladed instrument that caused its death.

He believed the young sea cow may have possibly strayed or parted ways from its mother and was mistaken by fishermen as a dolphin.

It was learned that the sea cow is considered an endangered species.

The Protected Areas and Wildlife Coastal Zone Management in Boracay is currently investigating the incident.

Source: Philippines Today

Philippines: Dead sea cow found dead off Boracay Island

Philippines: Dolphin found dead in Boracay

3rd August 2014;

Strong waves brought a dead dolphin to the shore of Station 3, Barangay Manoc-Manoc in Boracay Island.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)-Boracay detachment said the dead dolphin was spotted on Friday by several sailboat enthusiasts some 30 meters away from the shoreline that drew a mob of tourists in the island resort.

The dolphin was estimated to be about one meter in length and weighs some 200 kilos.

The Coast Guard authorities said the sea mammal had a wound near its tail but they could not really determine the cause of its death.

The Maritime Police and Bantay Dagat personnel decided to bring the sea mammal in mainland Malay, Aklan where it was buried.

Source: InterAksyon

Based on photos shared by Bryan S Madera on Facebook, the carcass was that of a Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris).

Philippines: Dolphin found dead in Boracay