A dead spinner dolphin was found on the shores of of the Sta. Rita Island Resort in Camarines Sur's Del Gallego town, GMA News stringer Peewee Bacuño reported on Sunday.
The dolphin, believed to be a juvenile, was bleeding out of its eyes and mouth.
A local environmentalist suspected that the marine mammal was killed in an underwater blast, probably by fishermen using dynamite.
Dynamite fishing is a common practice in the Bicol Region's Ragay Gulf, and they are also known to be caught for food.
Spinner dolphins are listed in the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals as having an unfavorable conservation status.
Also, a recent study found that there has been an increasing number of marine mammal strandings in the Philippines. — DVM, GMA News