A lifeless sperm whale was found on the shore of Hadji Mohammad Ajul town in Basilan on Thursday.
The 20-foot whale was floating while its carcass was opened up in Barangay Pintasan.
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources identified the species of the whale.
According to Hadji Mohammad Ajul Mayor Ibrahim Ballaho, the whale was already dead when it was found by local fishermen.
Officials are still investigating the incident. — Reports from Jewel Reyes, ABS-CBN News