Dugong found dead
A DECOMPOSING seacow, locally known as “dugong,” was found at the shoreline of Barangay Zone 6 in Pulupandan, Negros Occidental yesterday afternoon.
Commander Ludovico Librilla Jr., head of Philippine Coast Guard (Pcg)-negros Occidental, said the municipal sub-station received a call from Federico Infante, officer-in-charge of Municipal Agriculture Office, informing them about the seacow which drifted at the shoreline at 5 p.m.
Personnel of PCG in Pulupandan responded and pulled the seacow to the shoreline. It was 290 centimeters long and 60 centimeters wide.
Librilla said the seacow hit a reef wharf which caused its intestines to detach from its body.
We cannot determine if it has wounds, he added. It was already turned over to the Municipal Agriculture Office for proper disposition./gym
A PERSONNEL of Philippine Coast Guard-pulupandan in Negros Occidental pulls a seacow, locally known as dugong, which was found dead at the shoreline of Barangay Zone 6 Wednesday.