WATCH: Dolphins sighted in Calbayog waters

Mel Bingco, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 08 2018 05:08 PM

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Video courtesy of Angie Botron

A group of dolphins was seen swimming near the coast of Calbayog City, Samar on Monday, a rare sight for locals.

Based on the pictures taken, there were about 10 dolphins sighted off Carayman village. Authorities said they could be pilot whales, which measure around 6 feet long.

A group of dolphins was sighted Monday near the coast of Carayman village in Calbayog City, Samar. Photo courtesy of Angie Botron

Pilot whales are among the largest members of the dolphin family, according to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.

The Provincial Fishery Office of Samar said there had been several sightings of dolphins in Calbayog waters since April 2017, when the campaign against illegal fishing was initiated.

Authorities said the dolphins may have been pilot whales, which are among the largest members of the dolphin family. Photo courtesy of Angie Botron