Posted by: The ocean update | January 22, 2016

Dead dolphin washed ashore in Jagna (Philippines)

Jagna-dead-Fraser-s-dolphinJanuary 22nd, 2016 (Angeline Valencia). Tagbilaran City — A 2.2-meter dead dolphin was found washed ashore in Barangay Pangdan, Jagna at around 9:30 a.m. on Friday (January 22).

Jagna Police Chief Insp. Almirante Bacayo immediately proceeded to the coastal barangay, together with PO1 Adolfo Madera Jr. and non-uniform personnel (NUP) Betsy Aceron upon receiving the report from concerned citizens in the area.

Bacayo coordinated with Roderick Virtudazo, fish technician of the local office of the Department of Agriculture, and Ronie Jamisola of the Municipal Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council (MFARMC).

It was determined that the dead dolphin is a bottlenose dolphin kind with the scientific name Delphinus delphis (Ed Sibylline : Delphinus delphis is the scientific name of short-beaked common dolphin ; here, the dolphin is a Fraser’s dolphin (Lagenodelphis hosei)).

The responding officers measured its length at 2.2 meters and width at 37 centimeters.

It was also noted that the dead dolphin had a wound near the dorsal fin with a dimension of three inches, which police believe was what caused the dolphin’s death. The dolphin was already dead when washed ashore.

According to the municipal chief of police, they will turn over the dead dolphin to the Department of Agriculture, and will be buried later.

In November 2014, a wounded bottlenose dolphin was also found in Dauis.

The 2.5-meter dolphin with girth of one meter was found by fishermen when washed ashore sitio Bagong Silang in Barangay Mayacabac, Dauis.

Bureau Of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) personnel believed the dolphin was swiped by a motorized banca and tossed to the shallow portion of the seawaters.

It was returned to sea about 10 hours later.





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