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Dead dolphin found floating off Masbate

Children look at the dead dolphin found Tuesday morning off the shores of Dimasalang town in Masbate province. (Photo from the PNP Dimasalang Facebook page)

Children look at the dead dolphin found Tuesday morning off the shores
of Dimasalang town in Masbate province. (Photo from the PNP
Dimasalang Facebook page)

DIMASALANG, Masbate — A lifeless dolphin, locally called “lumba-lumba,” was found floating on sea near the shores of Dimasalang town in Masbate province early Tuesday, a police report said Wednesday.

The Dimasalang police received a call around 5:30 a.m. from an employee of the town’s local government unit regarding the two-meter long dead dolphin that was found in Barangay (village) Canomay by Junal Alvarez, a resident in the village.

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Municipal agriculturist Irish Cabrera and police recovered the dead dolphin to collect information on its age, sex and variety of the species. The town officers have already coordinated with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Masbate to submit information on the recovery of the dolphin.  SFM

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TAGS: Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, dead dolphins, Dimasalang municipality, Dolphin, Junal Alvarez, marine animals, Masbate, wildlife
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