Stranded dolphin rescued in Quezon

A stranded dolphin was rescued by the 3rd Special Operations Unit of the Maritime Police Tagkawayan Detachment and Bantay Dagat in Ragay Gulf in Barangay Rizal, Tagkawayan, Quezon on Sunday, Jan. 15.

The Philippine National Police-Maritime Group in Tagkawayan said the dolphin was spotted by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in a shallow part of the sea near fish pens or ‘’baklad.’’

Authorities mounted a rescue operation that led to the release of the dolphin to the sea.

Residents said that dolphins gather in the area to feed on small fish. A butanding or whale shark was also spotted in the sea of Tagkawayan recently.