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Dolphins return to Lucena's Tayabas Bay

By Nimfa Estrellado The dolphins were seen leaping out of the water, much to the delight of onlookers. (Photo from Jay Lim/FB) LUCENA CI...

By Nimfa Estrellado





Dolphins return to Lucena's Tayabas Bay
The dolphins were seen leaping out of the water, much to the delight of onlookers. (Photo from Jay Lim/FB)






LUCENA CITY, Quezon – Lucena Coast Guard members spotted a pod of dolphins in Tayabas Bay, opposite the coastal neighborhoods of Dalahican and Talao-Talao, on February 28, 2024. The sighting has excited local officials, who see it as a promising sign for the bay's ecosystem.

Bantay Dagat Reynaldo Atiga, Michael Dator, and Arnel Magadia first noticed the dolphins circling in the area around 8:30 a.m. The dolphins remained active for approximately 90 minutes before disappearing.



"It's amazing to see the dolphins return to our waters after such a long absence, this sighting gives us hope that our efforts to protect the bay's ecosystem are making a positive impact." said Atiga.

Responding to the Coast Guard's report, a team from the City Agriculture Office, including Jocelyn Guinto, Jirah Lou R. Merano, and Nikko Bautista, confirmed the sighting. They observed four dolphins, believed to be common bottlenose dolphins.

"The return of these dolphins is a hopeful indication that Tayabas Bay's ecosystem is recovering," said Merano, OIC City Agriculturist Officer. "This underscores the importance of protecting our waters, which are a vital source of food and livelihood for our fishing communities."

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