In the Philippines, over thirty species of whales and dolphins can be observed around Central Visayas, Davao Gulf, the northern coast of the province-island Palawan, and in Batanes.
Aware of the need to save stranded mammals, residents of Barangay Allasitan in this town and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) work together to save a 1.76-meter pygmy sperm whale back into the sea.
Jefferson Soriano, BFAR veterinarian and focal person of the Philippine Marine Mammal Stranding Network (PMMSN), said there is no visible evidence that the mammal was wounded.
Soriano believed that the mammal was stranded due to strong waves while looking for anchovies as food as said barangay is among the identified places here where anchovies are abundant.
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Environment and maritime authorities on Thursday afternoon released yet another whale that beached off Honda Bay, Barangay Sta. Lourdes.
Jovic Fabello, the spokesman for the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS), suspected the whale, which got stranded on the bays shallow waters around 6 a.m., was the same one that was rescued in Barangay Langogan on Wednesday.
"Due to its proximity to Langogan, theres a big chance its the same whale that was released yesterday its length is estimated to be around 12-feet long and its left flipper is wounded," he told Palawan News.
A marine animal believed to be a whale was beached in shallow waters off Purok Mangingisda, Barangay Langogan early Wednesday morning before locals, with the aid of Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary personnel, were able to help it go back to deeper waters.
Barangay chairman Camelo Bebit said the marine animal, estimated to be 12-feet long, was caught stranded on low tide on the rocky part of the shore.
"One of its fins got wounded by edgy rocks because it tried to go back to the deeper part of waters on its own until it lost its strength," he told Palawan News by phone.
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Nagpaandam ang Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources ukon BFAR sa sin-o man nga magtandog sa dolphin kag balyena nga endangered species sa kagadatan.
Ini ang kasunod sang pagkapadpad sang isa ka species sang dolphin sa Purok Mahigugmaon, Barangay Pahanocoy, ciudad sang Bacolod kahapon sang hapon.
Suno kay Arlan Merambel sang BFAR Negros Occidental nga amo ang nagresponde sa lugar kahapon, ginbalik na sa tubig ang dolphin.
Makapila kuntani ka beses nga gindul-ong ini sang mga mangingisda sa madalom nga bahin sang baybayon apang nagabalik sa higad amo gani nga gindul-ong ini sa mas ...
A big fish landed at the seashore of Purok Mahigugmaon, Florence Ville, Brgy. Pahanocoy Bacolod City. Residents of the place believed that the big fish landed on their seashore belongs to the family of a whale species.
According to Kagawad Boyet Nessia the length of a whale is about 10 feet, and about 2 meters width and estimated about 350 kilos.
There are wounds found in different parts of the whale?s body, expert believes that the wounds are the reason the whale landed in their area of responsibility.
Barangay officials are waiting from the Bureau of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources to ...
DAY 4 ??" OCTOBER 18, 2016
On our 2nd day, we chose to do some South Cebu activities.
Since It's 3-4 hours road trip going to Oslob, we left at ALT at around 4 in the morning and just caught up on some sleep during the ride. But our driver woke us up to see this beautiful sunrise.
We also passed by at Oslob's old Cuartel and the old church near it (almost just across it), the Nuestra Señora de la Immaculada Conception church, which is one of the oldest churches in Cebu, to have some photos.
OSLOB WHALESHARK ENCOUNTER
We arrived at the Oslob Whaleshark Encounter location by aro ...