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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.