Dead sperm whale found in Guimaras

/ 06:30 PM January 25, 2017
dead whale

Photo from Coast Guard Public Affairs Office

A decaying body of a sperm whale was found in the shorelines of Brgy. Sawang, Buenavista in Guimaras on Wednesday.

The cause of death remained unknown.


The whale was retrieved by the joint personnel of Coast Guard Buenavista and the Guimaras Environment and Natural Resources, the Philippine Coast Guard said in a statement.

The dead whale was spotted 700 meters from the shoreline by Rex Camarista at about 3 a.m. It was later towed to McArthur’s Wharf.


Known in Filipino as “balyena,” the endangered type of sperm whale measures 4.5 meters in length and has an estimated weight of 500 kilos. JE

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