1. Mr. Darrell Blatchley confirmed it is a male of a species of Beaked Whale by the presence of protruding teeth at both sides of the beak.
2. The whale sustained various deep bite wounds in the lower parts of his body, assumed to be from an attack of Cookiecutter Sharks (Isistius brasiliensis) or similar species, according to Mr. Blatchley.
3, 4. The creature is 14.8 feet long to be exact.
5. The poor whale wrapped for necropsy.
6. Such a vast creature that it won’t fit into a public utility jeep.
7. Notice the sharp protruding tooth on the side of the beak.

Responded to a shore-trapped and wounded 15-feet Beaked Whale today at Banana Beach, Madaum, Tagum City. Sadly, the enormous creature didn’t survive. Another loss of marine life here.

Source: Cyrian Anthony Facebook

On Friday, the Museum recovered another whale that stranded and died in the Davao Gulf. Currently it is a tossup between two species: Ginkgo-toothed Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon ginkgodens) or a Deraniyagala’s Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon hotaula). If not one of them, it could be another new species. Pictures to follow. Cause of death: dehydration brought about by starvation. It’s a catch-22. Whales and dolphins don’t drink ocean water, they get their fresh water from the food they eat. No food no water.

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A very rare Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon sp.), 14.8ft long, stranded dead in Banana Beach Resort, Tagum City, Davao del Norte last Friday. The animal was taken to the D’ Bone Collector Museum in Davao City for proper examination and preservation.

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1. As we opened the stomach we found out why the whale was dehydrated and died. Blocking the Intestines was a plastic bag used for chips.
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3. Ovaries.
4. Upon opening the ovaries our hearts dropped. The Dwarf Sperm Whale was pregnant.
5. Baby Dwarf Sperm Whale.
6. Baby Dwarf Sperm Whale.

Some days have their ups and downs. This day did. Released a rescued Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) then responded to a stranded Dwarf Sperm Whale (Kogia sima) that died 10 hours later. The cause was the worst. Huge thanks to BFAR QRT Region 11, the Philippine Coast Guard and those who helped.

Source: D’ Bone Collector Museum Facebook, via Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines Facebook

(This is Part 2 of a 2-part photo set)

This Dwarf Sperm Whale stranded and died last 23 July in Davao City. Its death is attributed to a plastic bag (Yari Ka Corn Chips brand) blocking its intestines.

Source: Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines Facebook

This fetus of a Dwarf Sperm Whale was recovered from the womb of a stranded animal last week in Davao City. The mother reportedly died due to complications brought about by plastic bag ingestion. Adult Dwarf Sperm Whales can reach a length of 2.7m. Sad.

Source: Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines Facebook

A 15-foot Blainville’s Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon densirostris) was found stranded in Barangay 76-A, Bucana, Davao City.

Source: Hernel Tocmo Facebook, via Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines Facebook

It died Wednesday afternoon after being cared for for 30 hours. Inside its stomach was plastic garbage blocking the Intestines causing death by dehydration.

Source: Darrell Blatchley Facebook