200 dolphins rescued in Manila Bay

Around 200 dolphins had been stranded in Manila Bay. Fishermen and other volunteers have managed to drive them back into deeper water. One theory for the stranding is that a underwater earthquake could have damaged their eardrums and disoriented them. Another theory is that the pod followed a sick leader.

The animals have been identified as melon-headed whales. Apparently 2 adult females (one pregnant), and a juvenile male died.

There is more information here. And the BBC has a video from before the dolphins were driven out to sea.

About Neil Hambleton

I am a British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) Advanced Diver and an Open Water Instructor. I have been diving since 1992, after joining South China Diving Club (SCDC), which is a Hong Kong-based branch of the BSAC. Having moved to New Zealand, I am now a member of BSAC New Zealand.
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