Tursiops truncatus, commonly known as the common bottlenose dolphin or the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (and in older literature simply as the bottlenose dolphin, a term now applied to the genus), is the most well-known species from the family Delphinidae.
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The city of Bais in Negros Oriental has been serving as the base for boatloads of tourists on dolphin and whale-watching tours at the Tañon Strait, the body of water separating Negros Oriental from southern Cebu. Occasionally, a few species of whales, and even whale sharks may be spotted here but the vast majority of sighting are that of spinner dolphins, so named because they spin as they leap out of the water.
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Subic Bay Freeport Zone, also known as Subic Bay, is located southwest of Luzon and surrounded by Hermosa and Morong in Bataan, and, Subic and Olongapo in Zambales.
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Whales and dolphins in this central Philippine town have been assigned their own graveyard.
Collectively called cetaceans, these sea mammals have been allotted a burial place at the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Regional Freshwater Fisheries Centre (RFFC) here.
"We have, so far, a dozen cases of dead whales and dolphins found or stranded on the beaches of Bicol, so we thought of burying them properly, and that's how the Cetacean Cemetery came to be," Ms Nonie Enolva, a spokesperson for BFAR, said.
She added that a dwarf sperm whale found in Ragay in April 2014 was t ...
Previous sightings of bottlenose dolphins in Tañon Strait, central Philippines, in the late 1980's to early 1990's were limited to the southern section of the strait, in waters <500 m deep, and the species was formerly identified as Tursiops truncatus. Photo-identification surveys (n = 117) conducted in 2014 and 2015 in Tañon Strait resulted in 50 encounters of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins Tursiops aduncus. No common bottlenose dolphin T. truncatus was seen. The Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin has only recently been confirmed to occur in coastal waters in the Phil ...
Large areas were found with very high live coral cover, up to nearly 100 percent in places, but live coral coverage would have been much higher had there not been heavy dynamite fishing damage in many areas in the past."
This was part of the written report of Dr. Thomas J. Goreau after he and his team assessed the coral reefs in and around Tubalan Cove of Malita, Davao Occidental in southern Philippines some years back.
"Fish populations were very poor except around promontories with higher water flow," reported Dr. Goreau, the president of the Global Coral Reef Alliance, a non-profit in ...
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