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Fishers rescue baby whale

SAN FERNANDO—A weak female baby pygmy sperm whale was found yesterday morning at the shoreline of Barangay Carlatan here with injuries on her tail and left eye.

Dr. Christopher Apilado of the city veterinary office, said the 6.5-feet-long whale weighed around 100 kilos and had a body circumference of 45 inches.

It was found by residents at 4:00 a.m. Friday.

The whale was brought to the facility of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Sto. Tomas, La Union by members of the City Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council, the provincial disaster risk reduction and management council and the bureau.

Apilado said the whale, which was about a year old, probably strayed from her mother.

“It looks like it was disturbed by fishermen who attempted to catch it as shown by the wounds caused by pointed object,” he said.

Topics: baby pygmy sperm whale , Barangay Carlatan , Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources

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