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The Philippine Marine Mammal Stranding Network is a group of professionals and volunteers throughout the Philippines who are committed to responding to stranded marine mammals. We are deeply concerned for the welfare of those animals that strand alive, and value the information we can gather from all stranding events.

Philippine Marine Mammal Stranding Network PMMSN 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 ...

  • Marine Animal Rescuers Race Against Time To Save Dolphin

    Marine Animal Rescuers Race Against Time To Save Dolphin

    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.

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    But Lemnuel Aragones, president of the P ...

  • Rescuers Save Stranded Whale In Cagayan

    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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  • Response Increases Survival Rate Among Stranded Marine Mammals

    Response Increases Survival Rate Among Stranded Marine Mammals

    Marine scientists from the University of the Philippines - Diliman found, that despite the alarming increase in the number of marine mammal strandings in the country, there has also been a sharp improvement in the rescue-response to these strandings.

    According to UP Professors Lemnuel Aragones, Honey Leen Laggui, and marine biologist Apple Kristine Amor, survival rates for stranded Philippine marine mammals have thus improved, with authorities and coastal area residents cooperating on the matter.

    A study undertaken by these scientists from the Marine Mammal Research and Stranding Laborat ...

  • Marine Mammal Strandings Decline In Region 1 BFAR

    Marine Mammal Strandings Decline In Region 1 BFAR

    There is a significant decline of incidents of mammal strandings in Region 1 this year, a key official of the Philippine Marine Mammal Stranding Network Inc. reported during the Fourth National PMMSN Symposium held at Baluarte, here on October 6-7.

    Dr. Lemnuel V. Aragones, president of the PMMSN Inc., said that in 2015, out of 110 mammal strandings nationwide, PMMSN recorded some 60 strandings in region one but this year, only 10 have been recorded so far.

    Aragones said that region one has addressed the issue in all various aspects and by hosting the symposium, it shows how organized the ...

  • Marine Mammal Stranding Symposium In Vigan Ilocos Sur A Success

    Marine Mammal Stranding Symposium In Vigan Ilocos Sur A Success

    The Philippine Marine Mammal Stranding Network (PMMSN) recently concluded the 4th National PMMSN Symposium in Vigan, Ilocos Sur held last October 6-7, 2016. This was the first time the annual symposium was held outside of Subic Bay. Ocean Adventure hosted the first three symposia the past three years. The event was perhaps the biggest and most successful symposium for PMMSN thus far with over 200 participants from all over the country. Ocean Adventure, one of the leading members of the network, presented a paper on our recent rehabilitation efforts of stranded dolphins in Subic Bay.

    Inciden ...