Dolphins stage special show in Antique
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Locally known as rumbà-rumbà, the Gray’s spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) is one of the 26 species of cetaceans in the Philippines. They can be seen spinning high in the air (hence its common name) or riding the bow waves of boats. Also known as long-beaked or long-snouted dolphins, they usually feed at night on small fish and squid. According to noted dolphin expert Kenneth S. Norris, “divergence zones at current margins and current ridges which both concentrate food organisms are heavily frequented by dolphins.” They can dive up to 984 feet or 300 meters to get food.
Calawag, F. N. (2015, July 28). Dolphins stage special show in Antique. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A20.
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Aquatic mammals; Sexual maturity; Rare species; Fishery regulations; Nature conservation; Animal welfare; Marine parks; Ecotourism; Stenella longirostris; Municipal Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council; International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Barrientos, Jenny; Soriaga, Felipe; Arsaga, Mario; Lumogdang, Joel; Bandoja, Gil; Pendon, Vophie; Sumanting, John; Norris, Kenneth S.