Whale found in La Union shore dies of illness due to parasitic infections

A hurt and ailing 10-ton "sperm whale" was found in the shores of La Union, in the shallow waters of Barangay Lingsat on Monday.

Whale found in La Union shore dies of illness due to parasitic infections
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Due to wounds and presumably, because of the parasitic infections it caught, the female whale died later on.

Residents together with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) tried to rescue the sea giant by pushing it back to the sea; Still, it did not survive.

According to BFAR Officer-in-Charge Henry Canlas:
The sea creature did not survive due to its illness, infection caused by bites of parasites. An examination will be conducted like necropsy and samples will be taken before burial near the sea
One of the locals saw the sperm whale, seemingly fine but later learned that it was bleeding and unable to swim.

The rescue teams worked hand in hand in order to bring the dead whale off the shore for burial.

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