By Glazyl Masculino
BACOLOD CITY – The remains of a spinner dolphin in an advanced state of decomposition was found on the beach of Brgy. Zone 1, Pulupandan, Negros Occidental Tuesday.
The dolphin, which has multiple puncture wounds, was found by village residents Edith Bemirable and Joseph Agusijo around 5:35 a.m., according to Lumba Project, a website about the critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphins found in Bago and Pulupandan areas in the province.
The village residents reported it to the barangay officials who also informed the municipal administrator.
Staff from Lumba project responded and checked the dolphin to see if there were plastics inside its stomach, but they instead discovered injuries on its body.
They, however, cannot tell if the injuries were the cause of its death. The dolphin was buried at the said beach.