Another whale stranded along Zambales shoreline | Inquirer News

Another whale stranded along Zambales shoreline

By: - Correspondent / @amacatunoINQ
/ 05:43 PM February 22, 2016
A false killer whale bobs up the surface of the ocean. (Photo taken from Wikimedia Commons)

A false killer whale bobs up the surface of the ocean. (Photo taken from Wikimedia Commons)

OLONGAPO CITY — Another whale was found stranded at the shoreline of Zambales province on Sunday (Feb. 21) afternoon, the Philippine Marine Mammal Stranding Network (PMMSN).

A 12-foot-long false killer whale was washed up in the coastline of Barangay Porac in Botolan town about 5 p.m., said Lem Aragones, president of PMMSN.

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“The whale was weak and could not maintain its buoyancy when the villagers found it,” Aragones told the Philippine Daily Inquirer by telephone on Monday (Feb. 22).

Aragones said a team from the PMMSN was dispatched to the area to rehabilitate the stranded whale.

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“As of this time, we can’t tell the prognosis since we have yet to take a blood sample from the whale,” Aragones said.

On Saturday (Feb. 20), a dead humpback whale was found in the waters off the coastal town of Candeleria, Zambales.

Residents of Barangay Dampay discovered the carcass of the whale floating some 100 kilometers from the coastline at 9 a.m.  SFM

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