The rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis) is a species of dolphin that can be found in deep warm and tropical waters around the world. Rough-toothed dolphins are typically social animals, although solitary individuals are also sighted. An average group has between ten and twenty members, but they can vary from as few as two to as many as ninety.
Rough toothed dolphin Steno bredanensis News
A rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis) named "Tala", found stranded in Bolo beach last July 2, has been successfully rehabilitated and released back to the ocean on Tuesday.
Dr. Lemnuel Aragones, Philippine Marine Mammal Stranding Network (PMMSN) president, in a phone interview on Thursday, said "Tala is the first stranded dolphin successfully rehabilitated and released back to the ocean through the collaboration of different volunteers."
"Tala" was discharged in the deeper portion of the Lingayen Gulf.
The successful release of the dolphin was made possible through the collabora ...
Marine conservationists are in a race to save "Tala," hoping it would become the first stranded dolphin to survive in this part of the country.
On Carias Island in the Hundred Islands National Park, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources has prepared a floating cage where Tala will be transferred from a tank at its station in Lucap wharf here.
The 1.8-meter rough-toothed dolphin was found on Bolo beach on July 2 and was taken by the Alaminos City tourism staff to the station where it underwent treatment and rehabilitation.
But Lemnuel Aragones, president of the P ...
An injured rough-toothed dolphin was rescued by residents in Bolo Beach in Alaminos City on Friday, an official of the Hundred Islands National Park (HINP) said on Sunday.
The dolphin, which bore a wound on its back, was first seen by HINP tourist assistants being pushed back to the sea by residents of Barangay Bolo, according to Toots Orfinada, HINP marketing and promotions officer.
Technicians of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources brought the dolphin to its facility at the Karias Island, where it is now being treated.
Orfinada said that the two-meter-long dolphin appeared ...
A rough-toothed dolphin was stranded on the morning of June 24 (Friday) at the shorelines of Badoc, Ilocos Norte. The dolphin has no buoyancy and was referred to be cared for by the Philippine Marine Mammal Stranding Network (PMMSN) Ilocos. Volunteers were also present to take care of the said animal.
Four days after it was stranded, the rough-toothed dolphin started eating on its own. But at that time, the dolphin's buoyancy was still poor, needing to be supported by trainers in the water. After 14 days of rehabilitation, the dolphin they named "June" became healthy. And the officials of P ...
Coastal villagers in Barangay Gabut Sur, this town rescued another stranded adult male rough-toothed dolphin on Friday.
Found near the village shoreline with bruises all over the body, Arthur Valente, Fishery Regulatory Officer of the Provincial Agriculture Office reported the stranded marine mammal appears to be stressed based on its behavior and absence of buoyancy and direction when found by residents.
"There are bruises all over the body but no wounds caused by human interaction," said Valente.
As of this posting, the stranded dolphin is being taken cared of by trained responders ...
A 60-kilogram rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis) was rescued August 23 at the coastal waters of Payocpoc Norte Weste in Bauang town here and was eventually released in the coastal waters of Narvacan, Sto. Tomas three days after.
"After the dolphin was turned-over to us last Monday, it progressed positively in a few days which made the group decide to return it to its natural habitat," said Henry Canlas, aquaculturist II, from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR-I) said.
The said dolphin was a male and classified as adult with a length of 6.6 feet, according to t ...