Photos: Gary Cabinta, via Peewee Bacuño Twitter

Philippines: Dugong found dead on Sarangani beach
By , 17th October 2017;

A lifeless Dugong (Dugong dugon) or sea cow was found on the beach in Glan, Sarangani on Tuesday morning.

According to GMA News’ stringer Peewee Bacuño, the Dugong was spotted along a coastal area in Sitio Nacolil, Barangay Lago at 5 a.m.

In March this year, a dead Dugong was also found in the province.

Residents of Barangay Kayupo in Kiamba town spotted the sea mammal, which weighed more than 500 kilograms.

Source: GMA News Online

Photos: Reynan Catubig

An adult Dugong stranded dead in Barangay Kayupo, Kiamba, Sarangani Province yesterday.

Source: Peewee Bacuño Twitter

A marine mammal that looks to be a Pygmy Sperm Whale (Kogia breviceps) stranded on a beach of Barangay Mabay, Maitum this morning. It was well responded to by MENRO Maitum and the community. Latest update is that the animal swam away to Barangay Kalaong after release attempt.

Photos: Adella Jarabe Caasi

Source: Jopy Caneda, on Sarangani Wildlife Protection and Rescue Team Network Facebook Group

A Pygmy Sperm Whale stranded in Barangay Mabay, Maitum, Sarangani province this morning. It was successfully released back to sea by the responders.

Source: Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines Facebook

A dead Sea Turtle found at Prk. 11, Baybay Kawas, Alabel, Sarangani Province
9 o’clock in the morning, January 26, 2017.

In process of its decomposition (Est. 2-4wks)
Disposal: Buried

Credits to Bantay Dagat and DENR Staff
Sir Noel Lumanta and Romeo Nobleza
ECPC Staff Chundy Bartulaba and Joylyn Ramirez Dayondon

Source: Merry Chrisse Kim Facebook

A decomposing carcass of a marine turtle was found in the mangroves at Prk. 11, Baybay Kawas, Alabel, Sarangani Province this morning.

Source: Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines Facebook

The carcass has been identified as a Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) in the comments of the original post.

This is the second unfortunate incident that a Turtle was hacked/cut in the head in Barangay Kawas, Alabel Sarangani resulting to its death. We reported this to DENR-PASu/PAMB Office after receiving a call from the Philippine Coast Guard about the said beaching of a Turtle. This happened last December 17, 2016 at 9:00 o’clock in the morning. Kawas is known to have seaweeds culture run by fishermen’s associations, who sometimes (if not always) consider Turtles, particularly the Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas), as pests to their cultured seaweeds.

We hope that this will be investigated further by PAMB.

Source: Jopy Caneda, on Sarangani Wildlife Protection and Rescue Team Network Facebook Group

A mother and calf “duyong” (Dugong) (Dugong dugon) found dead yesterday Sept. 01, 2016 in Barangay Glan Padidu, Glan, Sarangani Province. Mr. Ismail Dante a bantay-dagat found the mother near the “balsa” around 1:00AM while patrolling the area for marine turtles and found the calf later a few meters away from the mother. No external abrasion was found in the body of both animal. Necropsy was done by Rino Langomez Asperaga Municipal Veterinary of Glan, stomach and intestines was infested by parasitic worms while lungs was filled with water.

Source: Gary John Cabinta on Sarangani Wildlife Protection and Rescue Team Network Facebook, via Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines Facebook

A dead Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris) stranded in Barangay Colon, Maasim, Sarangani Province yesterday. The non-fatal wound on the dolphin was caused by a Cookie-cutter Shark (Isistius brasiliensis).

Source: Maasim Sarangani Facebook, via Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines Facebook

This Spinner Dolphin was found dead in Maasin, Saranggani by the MENRO of the city. Cause of death is unknown.

Source: Maasim Sarangani Facebook, via Friends of PMMSN – Philippine Marine Mammal Stranding Network Facebook