Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Dolphin's carcass floating on the open sea

A dead dolphin was found floating along the waters of Siquijor and Dumaguete around 11:35 am Friday.The dead dolphin had an estimated weight of 100 kilos, according to officials from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) here.

According to one of the employees of the M/V Prima, they were traveling in the middle of Siquijor to Dumaguete when they noticed a dolphin floating in the waters.Saldy Ewe, one of the ship's crew, said he noticed the dolphin was floating lifeless.He said the dolphin suffered severe injury in its body that could have been the cause of death.

The BFAR officials said the dolphin had severe wounds in its belly, causing the intestine to come out while the tail was also cut off.Officials believed the dolphin was being attacked by a shark or could be by a merciless human being.

The BFAR officials immediately buried the dead dolphin after they conducted an examination.

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