Pygmy sperm whale rescued in La Union
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A 6.5-foot long pygmy baby sperm whale was rescued over the weekend by the La Union Rescue Team, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and the City Fisheries and Aquatic Management Council (CFARMC) from coastal area in Carlatan Village in his city. The sperm whale, which weighed 1,000 kilograms, had swum toward the shore and was discovered by a local fisherman who lives nearby. According to Dr. Chris Apilado, a CFARMC veterinarian, the whale bore two deep cuts, one near an eye and the other on the tail.
Garcia, W. J. (2016, October 04). Pygmy sperm whale rescued in La Union. The Manila Times, p. A7.
Search and rescue; Injuries; Aquatic mammals; Animal welfare; Rare species; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); City Fisheries and Aquatic Management Council (CFARMC); La Union Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council; Apilado, Chris; Bonitalla, Vanessa; Carpio, Ding; Gacayan, Sally
- The Manila Times