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Manatee Found Dead in Sarangani

A manatee was found dead in the coastal area of Barangay Kayupo in Kiamba, Sarangani last Wednesday morning, March 1, 2017. The manatee was said to weigh almost 500 kilograms and was 12 feet long.

According to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), the manatee possibly hit the reefs or was stuck in the fishermen’s net that caused its death. BFAR was able to get blood samples of the manatee to find out the real cause of its death.

Image by Hero Peewee Bacuño‏ via Twitter

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Numerous unidentified species, sun fishes and oarfish were recently spotted in shorelines of different provinces in the Philippines have been hitting  headlines causing people scare about the possible earthquakes. Some say that the ‘big one’ will occur anytime from now in Metro Manila; as these creatures believed can sense the movements of the plates causing them to swim upwards.

Last January, another dead manatee was found dead in the shoreline of Barangay Lisub in Barbaza, Antique and a baby dugong was spotted by the local fishermen in Quezon.

What’s the cause of the sudden appearance of lifeless manatees in the shorelines?


A manatee is a kind of marine herbivorous mammal and is one of the endangered species. They usually live in the North Pacific Ocean.

Source: DefinitelyFilipino
Manatee Found Dead in Sarangani

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