Whale's death linked to failure to find food in over fished seas
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Hunger could be the cause of death of a sperm whale that had been stranded in waters of Calauag town in Quezon province and environmentalists are linking the case to illegal and overfishing in the area. The area where the whale was found, Lamon Bay, is a rich fishing ground, said Glenn Forbes, officer in charge of the environmental group Tanggol Kalikasan-Southern Tagalog. “But the whale died because of illegal fishing and overfishing,” said Forbes, citing results of a necropsy conducted on the whale. Experts from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) conducted the necropsy.
Mallari, D. T. Jr. (2015, February 26). Whale's death linked to failure to find food in overfished seas. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A10.
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