Sarangani, Philippines – Sarangani Bay has proven once again why it is one of the archipelago’s most biodiverse bodies of water, with the frequent sightings of marine mammals as reported in the monthly monitoring by a composite team of provincial and regional environmentalists.

Dolphins at Sarangani Bay

The monitoring team recently sighted three marine mammal species, which include spinner dolphins, Risso’s dolphins, and dugong or sea cow.

Spinner dolphins, small species known for acrobatic spins when they leap out of the water, are frequently seen near the waters of General Santos City, and the towns of Glan, Malapatan, and Alabel.

Meanwhile, Risso’s are medium-sized, grey-colored dolphins that could grow to about four meters, have big dorsal fins and linear scars, and most frequently sighted near Malapatan and Gla towns.

The periodic monitoring seeks to…

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