Pantropical spotted dolphin

The pantropical spotted dolphin (Stenella attenuata) is a species of dolphin found in all the world's temperate and tropical oceans. The species was beginning to come under threat due to the killing of millions of individuals in tuna purse seines. In the 1980s, the rise of "dolphin-friendly" tuna capture methods saved millions of the species in the eastern Pacific Ocean and it is now one of the mo ...

st abundant dolphin species in the world.

Pantropical spotted dolphin Stenella attenuata News

  • Fishermen Rescue Stranded Dolphin In Ilocos Norte

    Fishermen Rescue Stranded Dolphin In Ilocos Norte

    A group of fishermen rescued a stranded male pantropical spotted dolphin in the shallow waters of Masintoc, Paoay, Ilocos Norte on Monday morning.

    Arthur Valente, Fisheries Regulatory Coordinator of the Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) reported the dolphin is now under supportive care by several trained responders in the village.

    Valente said a fisherman identified as Cesar Galapia spotted the dolphin at around 11 a.m. Monday. Upon checking, the 1.98-meter stranded animal was weak and thin with a deep wound in the abdomen.

    For locals, seeing a stranded marine animal is no longer ne ...

  • Another Beached Wounded Dolphin Found In Laoag City

    Another wounded pan-tropical spotted dolphin (Stennela attenuate) was beached in the coastal barangay of Navotas-B here in Laoag City on the evening of Sept. 23, said Arthur Valente, fishery regulatory officer of the Provincial Agriculture Office.

    According to Mr. Valente, residents saw the young adult male dolphin with at least two old wounds??"measuring 2x3 centimeters at the left ventral side beside the umbilicus and a 4 centimeter slit above the genital area. The beached dolphin looks skinny and it measures 197 centimeters and weighs approximately 85 kilograms.

    Based on initial repor ...

  • Beyond Dolphin Watching And Sugar Plantations

    Beyond Dolphin Watching And Sugar Plantations

    Bais City in Negros Oriental is known for is vast sugar cane haciendas and sightings of various species of dolphins along Tanon Strait. It is 30 minutes away from Dumaguete City so most tourists would take a daytrip (or even halfday tour) to this city.

    In 2012, the DOT, together with the LGU and DTI-7 representatives, has conducted a site assessment and strategic planning workshop for the city. I assisted in this project. I was amazed with how much resources and potential this city has.

    Things to do and see in Bais City

    1. Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour

    Bais City is famous for ...

  • Palawan Mural Celebrates Tubbataha Haven Of  Dolphins In PH

    Palawan Mural Celebrates Tubbataha Haven Of Dolphins In PH

    Renowned artist AG SaƱo and about 50 local volunteers collaborated on Sunday on a mural on the outside wall of a three-story building at the center of the city to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Tubbataha Reefs, the country's largest marine protected area and a UN-inscribed World Heritage Site.

    The public painting, which also coincided with the international celebration of Coral Triangle Day, was attended by marine park officials led by park
    superintendent Angelique Songco and students from various schools.

    "Not all of us have been to Tubbataha and this is a perfect way to di ...

  • Chasing the dolphins

    Chasing the dolphins

    MATI, Davao Oriental, Philippines ??" Dolphins have always fascinated me. Thus when an invitation came from Mati officials to do a documentation on the presence of dolphins in the picturesque Dahican Beach, I readily grabbed the opportunity and invited some media friends as well.

    Mati municipal administrator Richard Villacorte said that though the presence of dolphins in their town had been known for long by local fishermen, no one had really made documentation and had tracked the path and feeding behaviour of these marine mammals, until now.

    "Dati ay parang urban legend lang yung mga ...