Dolphins, orcas reappear in waters of Bohol months after quarantine

  • Pods of dolphins and orcas reappear in the waters of Bohol months after tourism in the area was shut down
  • Residents in Garcia Hernandez town in Bohol spotted bottlenose and spinner dolphins as well as orcas or killer whales
  • Many netizens were impressed and entertained with the video of the aquatic mammals enjoying the clear waters

Dolphins and orcas were spotted to be back in the Bohol waters.

Image Capture of Video by Jerez Galindo via Facebook

It looks like not only the skies are clearing up but the waters as well. In Bohol, pods of dolphins and orcas are back to enjoy the clear waters months after the tourism in the area closed due to COVID-19 pandemic.

In the Garcia Hernandez town in Bohol, residents had a pleasant surprise when they saw bottlenose and spinner dolphins as well as orcas or killer whales in the waters starting last June 29.

Ruel Baguhin, a resident in the area, said such sightings are “rare” and “surprising” since the last time they saw aquatic mammals in the area were some decades ago.

Argen Joseph Galendez, a resident of West-Lungsodaan in Garcia Hernandez town, said he saw over “hundreds” of dolphins last Saturday afternoon. “It was my first time seeing dolphins here although I learned that some fishermen have had sightings of them in the past,” Galendez shared with Inquirer.

Jervz Galido also spotted orcas and dolphins swimming in the waters and shared videos on social media. Netizens were impressed and entertained to see how the aquatic mammals are back to enjoy the clear waters of Bohol. A netizen said, “Majestic, rare sighting Pods of Orcas inhabit our waters.”

Image Capture of Video by Jerez Galindo via Facebook

Another netizen also shared his view on how the quarantine helped these aquatic mammals reappear in the Philippine waters.

He said, “Their presence only proves they don’t feel threatened anymore as humans are stuck inside our houses. I hope they will be protected and this generation will somehow learn the importance of protecting nature be it seas, land, water and the fowls. There is more to learn and appreciate in nature.”