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Dolphins, killer whales seen in Bohol waters


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Dafey

Maybe trying some Filipino food?

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Several dolphins and killer whales or Orcas were seen in the waters off Garcia Hernandez in Bohol province amid the resumption of local tourist activities after the implementation of modified general community quarantine protocols.

According to Oscar Oida’s report on 24 Oras on Monday, tourist John Brian Galendez was able to capture on video the presence of the dolphins and orcas that are rarely seen in Bohol.

Residents said they first saw the marine mammals on June 29 amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. It has been decades since the Orcas were last seen in the area.

An official from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said there are three reasons that the dolphins and orcas were seen in Bohol.

Environment undersecretary Benny Antiporda said one of the reasons the marine mammals appeared in Bohol was that they were just lost or this may be due to climate change.

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Chris24
10 minutes ago, Dafey said:

Maybe trying some Filipino food?

 

 

If they are not careful they might become Filipino food........ 

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2 minutes ago, Chris24 said:

If they are not careful they might become Filipino food........ 

More likely some enterprising town will lure them in with food and start a new tourist attraction.

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Dafey

Swim with the Orcas?

Tour lasts from 10 to 45 minutes depending...groups of 10 or more welcome. Foreigner discounts apply!

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I would be interested to know if the Orcas are huning the dolphins here.  Depending on the ready sources of food, Orcas will hunt dolphins, seals, salmon and other marine animals, so some diet is specific to the location.  For example, Orcas along the British Colombia inter island coast almost exclusively hunt salmon, while Orcas on the outside of Vancouver Island hunt dolphins.  I am not sure if they change diets with the seasonal availability of food species.

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While some pods of Orcas seem to be focused on one specific prey species, others are more generalized in their diets. In addition to seals, seals and dolphins (porpoise), Orcas also eat whales and many different species of fish. Some pods range widely, traveling from the Arctic Ocean to the Southern Ocean and everything in between. Others are homebodies, never straying from a small range.

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