Dolphin rescued but refuses to go back to deeper waters in Daanbantayan, Cebu
CEBU CITY, Philippines – Barangay officials and residents of Maya, Daanbantayan town in northern Cebu found a bottle-nosed dolphin on their shores on Thursday and guided the mammal back to deeper waters.
However, it would keep returning to the shore.
Residents in the area found the dolphin in the shallow part of the shore and alerted officials about it.
In a social media post, Jane Cuyos said one of its eyes appeared to already be blind.
Maya Barangay Captain Ellain Conje said that the fisherfolks in the area have already brought the sea mammal to the deeper part of the seawater as recommended by their Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO).
However, after several minutes, it would return to the shallow part.
“Toa gani ron sila sa lawon, gidala nila sa lawom. Maayo lag dili to mobalik sa mabaw,” Conje said.
She added that if the secreature would return to the shallow part of their seawater, he would seek a recommendation from their (MENRO) on what to do with it and how to take care of it.
“Kun mobalik gihapon to, diha nami mobalik ug tawag sa MENRO,” she added.
Conje believes that the dolphin might have been separated from its pod. /rcg
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