- A 17 feet long great white shark was found washed ashore in the province of Aurora
- The shark was already dead when villagers and members of the MDRRMC arrived at the scene
A 17 feet long great white shark was found dead ashore at Barangay Lobbot, Municipality of Dipaculao, Aurora on Wednesday.
No markings of severe wounds has been traced in the flesh of the 17 feet long shark when found by villagers, except for the reddish wound in the throat.
To avoid further contamination, the shark was immediately buried.
Meanwhile, the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) have already alerted barangay officials of the coastal town to take precautionary measures following the discovery of the shark.
MDRRMC chief Arturo (Bong) Molina said that his office told concerned coastal barangays that as much as possible, advise local fishermen to be “extra cautious” from venturing into deep fishing activities until an official announcement from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) declares there is no presence of the killer shark in the waters of Aurora.
Molina also said that they are now consulting with the BFAR if there is indeed a possibility that the dead shark found in the shoreline could have had some other sharks with it.
According to marine biologists, this is only the fourth time a great white shark was seen in the country.
Meanwhile, a dead humpback whale was also found in Barangay Lipit in the same town in March, 2017.