Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Risso dolphin did not survive rescue

A dolphin that was found wounded in San Fabian on Monday died at 6 a.m. Tuesday. The dolphin weighs about one ton and measures about 10 feet and three inches long. It was six feet and six inches in circumference.

It was given a decent burial at 11 a.m. also Tuesday at the Fish Cemetery inside the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (Bfar) research center in Bonuan Binloc. Bfar officials said the cause of the dolphin's death was "stress".

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