ILOCOS NORTE- A dolphin that washed ashore in Barangay San Lorenzo, Bangui, Ilocos Norte died on Monday.
The Risso’s dolphin, measuring 2.6 meters in length and weighing 150 kg, was found to have injuries on its body last Saturday.
Provincial regulatory fishery officer Arthur Valente said the dolphin's body showed evidence of shark bites and cuts caused by rocks.
Authorities were closely monitoring the dolphin’s condition because it displayed no signs of buoyancy and was very weak.
The dolphin was supposed to be released as soon as it reached a stable condition. It died Monday morning.