Dolphin Killed in Northern Samar

Mayor Laureana Suan of Allen town, Northern Samar here confirmed last week that she has received a report about an endangered specie of dolphin that was slaughtered by some unscrupulous fishermen in a coastal barangay of the said town.

In an emergency meeting of the Peace and Order Council of the Municipality of Allen called by Mayor Suan, one of the concerns was the reported death of a dolphin in Barangay Guinarawayan, about six kilometers away from the poblacion of Allen.

Suan reported that a dolphin was caught by unidentified fishermen in San Bernardino Straight using dynamite.

It was reportedly still alive when brought to the shore by the fishermen. The dolphin was also reportedly yelling or crying while it was being stabbed/slaughtered.

The incident was also confirmed by Allen Municipal Councilors Sotero Puaso and Al Cajandab who expressed grief over what happened.

Dolphins are marine mammals that closely related to whales and porpoises. There are almost 40 species of dolphin in seventeen genera. They are found worldwide, mostly in the shallower seas of the continental shelves.

Dolphins are considered to be amongst the most intelligent of animals and their often friendly appearance and seemingly playful attitude have them popular in human culture.

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