Dead dolphin washes ashore in Basilan

Leizel Lacastesantos, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 28 2018 04:19 PM | Updated as of May 28 2018 10:58 PM

A dead Risso's dolphin is washed ashore in Basilan with different wounds across its body. ABS-CBN News

ZAMBOANGA CITY - A dolphin was found dead along the shores of Lamitan City, Basilan, authorities said Monday.

The remains of the Risso's dolphin, found in Barangay Ulame, weighed 40 kilos and bore some wounds, said Lamtan city environment officer Allan Tura.

The remains have since gone missing after it was found on Sunday, he said.

The Risso's dolphin, a widely distributed species found in temperate and tropical zones, is listed on the IUCN Red List as of 'Least Concern' worldwide, according to advocacy and charity group Whale and Dolphin Conservation.