2013, July 02

Bacarra villagers find beached dolphin

BACARRA, Ilocos Norte—A young male spinner dolphin beached itself at the shore of Barangay Calioet Libong here, making it the third of this kind found dead after being spotted by coastal residents since January.

At about 5pm on July 2, fishery regulatory coordinator Arthur Valente of the Provincial Agriculture Office received a report from local authorities that a dolphin was found dead in the coastal village of Bacarra.

Ilocos Norte’s coastal municipalities from Badoc to Pagudpud have been a frequent site of marine mammal stranding, making it one of the considered hot spots based on the high number of reported stranding next to Central Luzon (Region III) and Central Visayas (Region VII).

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