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Whale, calf rescued, returned to sea in Cagayan town

By: - Correspondent / @VillVisayaJrINQ
/ 06:26 PM July 01, 2020

TUGUEGARAO CITY—A pygmy sperm whale and her calf were returned to the sea in Santa Ana, Cagayan on Tuesday (June 30), according to a town official.

Richard Alibania, Santa Ana agriculturist, said the whale and her calf were rescued after they were stranded on the coast of Palawig village on Monday (June 29).

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The adult whale was 1.89 meters long and weighed 250 kg while her calf weighed some 50 kg and was believed to be at least three-months-old.

The town veterinarian took care of the whales, which had wounds caused by shark bites.

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Since they were rescued during the “Aggao Nac Cagayan” celebration, they were named “Mother Cagayana” and “Baby Cagayano,” Alibania said.

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