A dead Irrawaddy dolphin found floating in a coastal area of Pulupandan in Negros Occidental Friday. (Photo courtesy of Lumba project via Facebook)

On 25 September 2020, a critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphin was discovered dead in the waters off Pulupandan town in Negros Occidental. In a press release dated September 29, Mark Louie Aquino, the group’s campaign officer, said marine scientists in the area, led by experts from the University of St. La Salle (USLS), were still in the process of identifying the cause of death of the Irrawaddy dolphin. At present, there are only 13 remaining individual Irrawaddy dolphins, according to the marine population surveys, he added.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read more/ Source: https://mb.com.ph/2020/09/30/critically-endangered-dolphin-found-dead-in-negros-town/

Published September 30, 2020
by Glazyl Masculino