Beached whale rescued, herded back to open sea
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A 15-foot whale was eventually pulled back into the sea Saturday afternoon after a team of environment, maritime, and coast guard authorities spent several hours to rescue it in Honda Bay here. The large whale, suspected to be either a Bryde’s or Omura’s, was trapped on the sandy beach of Luli Island, a popular island spot in the said bay in Barangay Sta. Lourdes. Vivian Obligar-Soriano, senior ecosystems management specialist of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office, said joint teams from the Philippine National Police-Maritime Special Operations Unit, Philippine Coast Guard, local Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff safely herded the whale back to a deeper part of the waters of the bay shortly before 2:30 p.m.
Beached whale rescued, herded back to open sea. (2017, December 18). Manila Standard, p. B4.
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Stranding; Animal welfare; Marine mammals; Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO); Philippine National Police-Maritime Special Operations Unit; Philippine Coast Guard (PCG); Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staf; Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines (MWWP); Obligar-Soriano, Vivian
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