Commonly sighted dolphins in the Bohol Marine Triangle
Every Second Saturday of June is a day to Celebrate The Sea!
Considered the icon of the dolphin watching tour industry in Pamilacan Island ever since it began in Bohol, Gray’s spinner dolphins are the most commonly sighted dolphins in the Bohol Marine Triangle, along the coasts of Baclayon, Panglao, and Dauis.
These marine mammals are popular for leaping high up out of the water and spinning on their long axis, a behavior that gave its name. They are also known for their bow-riding behavior wherein they ride the pressure waves of the boats, giving tourists a closer view of these acrobatic animals.
On this Scenic Saturday, the National Museum Bohol shares a sighting of these adorable and playful cetaceans last April 26 off Pamilacan Island, seen by our partners from BALYENA.ORG, a group of people from different backgrounds working together for research, conservation, and protection of the cetaceans and their habitats in the Philippines.
As tourism starts to pivot again in our province, let us be stringent in promoting safe and responsible practices in viewing these lively and engaging sea creatures in our waters.
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