Du­gong found dead

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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.

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