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Dead sperm whale found in Guimaras

/ 06:30 PM January 25, 2017
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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.

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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.

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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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