TAGUM CITY (MindaNews/14 January) – A sub-adult female spinner dolphin that was rescued last week off the shore of Barangay Liboganon in Tagum City has been placed under the care of the City Veterinary Office and the City Environment and Natural Resources Office.
The dolphin was stranded during a low tide and weakened despite not having wounds or any mark on its body, the City Information Office said Thursday.
CENRO personnel and Bantay Dagat operatives under the Security Management Office rescued the sea mammal that measured 130 cm long.
It was undergoing treatment recovery in one of the tanks at the Liboganon Multi-Species Hatchery.
City Veterinarian Dr. Jesus Eduliantes said the dolphin had to be orally administered with potable water to rehydrate it since a long period of time had lapsed between its last meal and stranding.
The dolphin had to be attached to a makeshift floater to keep it from keeling over on its side and drown in the process.
Eduliantes added the city government will release the dolphin after it fully recovers. (Tagum CIO)