Marine Mammal Survey in Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape (SBPS)

The Marine Mammal Survey was a joint monitoring activity of Protected Area Superintendent Office, BFAR 12, City ENR Office of Gen. Santos City and PENRO-LGU of Sarangani Province last August 15-18, 2017.

The survey team onboard the BFAR 12 speed boat survey the extent of Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape (SBPS) from Gen. Santos City Fish Port to Alabel and Malapatan, Sarangani Province on the first day and Glan, Sarangani Province on the second day. On the third and fourth day the team surveyed Maasim, Kiamba and Maitum areas of Sarangani Province. DSLR Camera and binoculars was use during the survey and GPS was used to tag the areas where the marine mammals was spotted.

Two (2) species of dolphins were spotted, Risso’s Dolphins (Grampus griseus) and Spinner Dolphins (Stenella longirostris) during the first 2 days of the survey.             

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Pod of Spinner Dolphins (Stenella longirostris)
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Pod of Risso’s Dolphins (Grampus grieus)
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