17 May LOOK: Pelagic Thresher Shark Found Dead @ Brgy. Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City
Mga higala! A pelagic thresher shark (Alopias pelagicus) was found dead yesterday, May 16, 2021, on the coasts of Brgy. Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City!
This species of thresher shark is now considered “vulnerable” by the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL).
According to a post by the Agricultural Productivity Operations Office (APOO), the said shark had a weight of around 6.4 kilograms and a length of 5 feet and 5 inches.
An investigation is now being conducted to determine the shark’s cause of death and why it was washed up in the said area.
Below are photos by APOO Fisheries Division:
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