Monday, April 21, 2014

Huge sperm whale found dead off Barcelona, Sorsogon coast

NAGA CITY—A 19.8 by 8.9 meter sperm whale was found dead off the shore of Barangay Luneta, Barcelona, Sorsogon last week by residents of the same area.

Said residents reportedly complained of the stench of the whale, which was already in an advanced stage of decomposition.

Photo by Kristine Kit Ten Camposano
Photo by Kristine Kit Ten Camposano
A joint team composed of representatives from the local government unit of Barcelona, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) immediately went to the area to inspect the whale, which they found in an advanced stage of decomposition. However, they could not immediately pinpoint its cause of death.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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