Dead dolphin, turtle washed ashore in Capiz town

Published January 26, 2022, 2:50 PM

by Tara Yap

ILOILO CITY — A dead dolphin and turtle were recently wash ashore in Panay town, Capiz province.

The Capiz Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Capiz PENRO) reported that both the dolphin and the turtle were found along the shoreline of Butacal and Navitas villages respectively.

The dead dolphin and turtle that washed ashore in Panay town, Capiz province. (Photo courtesy of Capiz PENRO/Manila Bulletin)

The dolphin was found by residents Daniel Alaban Jr. and Ryan Binondo, who in turn informed village officials, who then reported the incident to the Capiz PENRO.

Precy Alavaro was the one who found the dead turtle along the shoreline of Navitas, which is an adjacent barangay to where the dead dolphin was found.

Last January 12, a dead dolphin was also found along the shoreline of neighboring President Roxas town.

The towns of Panay and President Roxas face the Pilar Bay, one of the largest fishing grounds off Panay Island.

With the recent deaths of dolphin and turtle, Capiz PENRO is worried that it be caused by human activities along the Pilar Bay.