A 60-foot long dead sperm whale washed up on the shore of Sitio Sakalig, Barangay Sugal in Jose Abad Santos town in Davao Occidental early Saturday, May 21, 2022 with local villagers milling around the carcass of one of the vulnerable whale specie in the world.
According to information, two fishermen discovered the carcass and immediately reported the incident to a barangay official who also coordinated with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-XI) through its Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Davao Occidental and the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO). The sperm whale with a width of 9 feet was observed to have multiple wounds. Photos below by DENR Davao.
As per information from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, a deboning will be done today together with the Davao Museum and the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO). Browse more photos below courtesy of Raquel Diambangan-Angcon.