Photo: Dr. Jose Maria Alindongan

Two Pantropical Dolphin (Stenella attenuata, possibly a mother and calf, were found dead in a net (bycatch) by local fishermen in Poblacion Bacon, Bacon, Sorsogon. The incident was reported to the Provincial Agricultural Office, Provincial Veterinary Office, and City Veterinary Office of Sorsogon. No lesions were found in the animals upon necropsy.

Source: Friends of PMMSN – Philippine Marine Mammal Stranding Network Facebook

Photos: Dr. Jenwit Wanich

As the participants of the Southeast Asian Marine Mammal Stranding Network (SEAMMSN) gather during the symposium in Pattaya, Thailand, our friends at the PMBC rescued and are rehabilitating a stranded Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata) in Phuket.

Source: Friends of PMMSN – Philippine Marine Mammal Stranding Network Facebook

A baby Dolphin has been found by Kenny Peavy at Pantai Pasir Putih, Jasri. RIP little one. We are gathering more info at the moment to see if the corpse is still on site to do a necropsy.

Source: Soul Surf Project Bali Facebook

Thanks to Soul Surf Project Bali, we learned about a code 2 baby Dolphin in Jasri, East Bali, stranded yesterday morning, found by Mr Kenny Peavy. However, when our contact investigated it, the carcass isn’t there anymore. Either nature (wave, animal) or humans have gotten the baby Dolphin…

Source: Whale Strandings Indonesia Facebook

Based on the colour patterns, this is possibly a Pantropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata).

Photos: Christopher Luyong

A young Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata) stranded in Zamboanga City this morning. The Dolphin was released but restranded. PMMSN Zamboanga City led by the City Veterinary Office is taking charge of the rehab efforts.

Update: This Dolphin was released this afternoon. The coastal community in the area were advised to look out for a possible restranding of this individual.

Source: Friends of PMMSN – Philippine Marine Mammal Stranding Network Facebook

A dead Pantropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata) stranded in front of the Aquaventure Reef Club Resort in Mabini, Batangas this morning.

Source: Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines Facebook

A juvenile Pantropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata) was rescued in Namalpalan, Magsingal, Ilocos Sur earlier today. The animal was deemed healthy enough and released immediately by PMMSN Ilocos Sur team lead by BFAR Region 1 LEQRT.

Source: Friends of PMMSN – Philippine Marine Mammal Stranding Network Facebook

Photo: Peewee Bacuño Twitter

Philippines: Camarines Sur residents, BFAR officials aid injured, beached Dolphin
4th March 2016;

Residents of Barangay Agay-ayan in Camarines Sur’s Tinambac town and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources officials came to the aid of a beached and injured Dolphin on Friday afternoon, GMA News stringer Peewee Bacuño reported.

Fishermen saw the beached Dolphin, and when they examined the 2.5 meter-animal, they saw that it was wounded and very weak.

Barangay and BFAR officials were then called in, and on examining Dolphin, the BFAR personnel believed a Shark had caused the injuries.

The Dolphin was given treatment, was taken to deeper water, then released.

Source: GMA News Online

The spotted patterns identify this Dolphin as a Pantropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata).

This Pantropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata) was slaughtered by town residents after stranding in Sabang, Tagkawayan, Quezon yesterday. It is illegal to kill or harm dolphins and whales in the Philippines.The authorities are requested to do their job and act on this crime.

Source: Hero Peewee Bacuño Twitter, via Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines Facebook

An afternoon of supposed marine mammal stranding rescue but turned out to be necropsy and burial, a sad afternoon.

Two Spinner Dolphins were seen by a fisherman in Manhilo, Maasin City. One was very weak and the other was accompanying the weak one at around past 11 am of January 20, 2016. The fisherman dragged the weak Spinner to their fish corral and have her rest in the area, the other one was released back to the sea. Report was received by the undersigned at around 12:20 noon and proceeded to the area immediately after changing office uniform and arrived to the site at exactly 12:44 noon.

When we arrived the area, the Spinner was already dead so we decided together with the MCAIFTF or Maasin Bantay Dagat to bring the dead spinner dolphin to the shore.

The basic facts of the Spinner Dolphin, Stenella longirostris, a.k.a. Long-snouted Spinner Dolphin: length 205 cm (from tip of snout to tail), girth 84 cm (near front dorsal fin), span of tail fluke 44 cm, dorsal fin height 13.2 cm, pectoral flipper length 25 cm, weight approximately 45-50 kilos. Other distinguishing marks observed: an oblong hole in the left-side back of dorsal 7 x 4 cm; the tail was obviously tied by a nylon as shown by the wounds; #3 hook was found at the right side of the snout/mouth.

Necropsy findings: cause of death was the accidental biting of hook that led to hunger. The dolphin cannot bite or eat because definitely the hook cause pain in biting. But there was an intriguing observation that the tail was tied by a nylon as shown in the picture. The necropsy was done by the city veterinarian and assisted by MCAIFTF member, Brgy Manhilo Kagawads, BFAR personnel & PENRMO technical staffs.

Gasoline was poured over the dead Spinner Dolphin to avoid people from exhuming the buried Dolphin.

Source: Armando Estrella-Ordiz Basco-Gaviola Facebook, via Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines Facebook

(This is Part 8 of a 8-part photo set)

This is actually a Pantropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata).

An afternoon of supposed marine mammal stranding rescue but turned out to be necropsy and burial, a sad afternoon.

Two Spinner Dolphins were seen by a fisherman in Manhilo, Maasin City. One was very weak and the other was accompanying the weak one at around past 11 am of January 20, 2016. The fisherman dragged the weak Spinner to their fish corral and have her rest in the area, the other one was released back to the sea. Report was received by the undersigned at around 12:20 noon and proceeded to the area immediately after changing office uniform and arrived to the site at exactly 12:44 noon.

When we arrived the area, the Spinner was already dead so we decided together with the MCAIFTF or Maasin Bantay Dagat to bring the dead spinner dolphin to the shore.

The basic facts of the Spinner Dolphin, Stenella longirostris, a.k.a. Long-snouted Spinner Dolphin: length 205 cm (from tip of snout to tail), girth 84 cm (near front dorsal fin), span of tail fluke 44 cm, dorsal fin height 13.2 cm, pectoral flipper length 25 cm, weight approximately 45-50 kilos. Other distinguishing marks observed: an oblong hole in the left-side back of dorsal 7 x 4 cm; the tail was obviously tied by a nylon as shown by the wounds; #3 hook was found at the right side of the snout/mouth.

Necropsy findings: cause of death was the accidental biting of hook that led to hunger. The dolphin cannot bite or eat because definitely the hook cause pain in biting. But there was an intriguing observation that the tail was tied by a nylon as shown in the picture. The necropsy was done by the city veterinarian and assisted by MCAIFTF member, Brgy Manhilo Kagawads, BFAR personnel & PENRMO technical staffs.

Gasoline was poured over the dead Spinner Dolphin to avoid people from exhuming the buried Dolphin.

Source: Armando Estrella-Ordiz Basco-Gaviola Facebook, via Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines Facebook

(This is Part 7 of a 8-part photo set)

This is actually a Pantropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata).