Dynamite fishing kills Fraser’s dolphin
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Despite receiving the best care possible during the 3 week rehabilitation due to injuries suffered because of dynamite fishing, “Julius”, the surviving Fraser’s dolphin who was transported from Pangasinan to the Ocean Adventure theme park’s Dolphin Rescue Center in a 5-hour journey, did not manage to survive despite the 24/7 effort by marine mammal experts and trained volunteers here. Lem Aragones, President of the Philippine Marine Mammal Stranding Network (PMMSN), said that caring for Julius is another testament to how far the Stranding Network has come in terms of effective cooperation between agencies like BFAR, local government units, and members of the civilian population where these incidents occur.” Aragones, also a Professor of marine mammal science at the Institute of Environmental Science & Meteorology at UP Diliman added that “these individuals were most likely from the same group, as Fraser’s dolphins are often found in large groups of up to several hundred animals.
Regala, F. G. (2015, February 24). Dynamite fishing kills Fraser’s dolphin. Manila Bulletin, p. 9.
- Manila Bulletin