Friday, May 30, 2014

Dolphin, found dead at Manoc-manoc, Boracay

Posted May 29, 2014
Written by Gloria Villas

A dolphin was found lifeless in an already decaying stage at a diving site in Station 3 Manoc-manoc, Boracay 500 meters away from the shoreline.

According to the Philippine Coastguard (PCG) Boracay Sub-station, the said dolphin was found at around 8:30 early this (Thursday) morning.

It was about 20 inches wide, 42 inches in length and has a weight of 57 kilos.

It was estimated to have died 1 to 2 days ago, and was said to have been possibly swept by a moving sea vessel because of an abrasion on its tail.

The coastguard meanwhile, turned over the dead dolphin to the Boracay Solid Waste Action Team (BSWAT) for it to be properly buried.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

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