Confession #1: I have to watch Nemo so I can write this.
I asked how much a kilo and the seller told me its only Php60/kilo (Nope, I am not going to buy). I stopped asking a follow-up question, as it will only break my heart.
I want to cry out as LOOOOOOOOOOOUD as I can, “WTF”! I really don’t know what are these but my conscience is telling me its illegal. I posted it first on my Facebook Page and it garnered different comments.
At first I thought it was a Stingray, locally known as Pagi. But then I was looking for photos online and I’m beginning to think these are fins of a Baby Whale Shark or Butanding. Or maybe a manta ray?
Until now, I’m groping for a sure identification of this. If you know someone who can positively ID this sea creature, please let me know.
I can’t look at it for so long because I might cry.
Confession #2: Nope, I didn’t watch Nemo. I actually played some ROCK songs coz’ I’m ANGRY!
If only sea creatures can talk…
Mommy Whaleshark: Huhuhuhu. They caught my baby. Huhuhuhuhu
Daddy Whaleshark: Huhuhuhuhu. It’s hard to make another one.
Planktons (In chorus) : Oh oh…. Who will eat us now?
Mommy Whaleshark: Why are these people so angry at us? Did we do something wrong? Is there a shortage of pork and carabeef?
Daddy Whaleshark: As if the Shark’s fins are not enough, they want us too.
Another Group of Planktons (In chorus) : Oh oh…. Who will eat us now?
Starfish: (Types “UNLIKE” button of Facebook)
Read this before you make a comment: I don’t blame the fishermen in Surigao on this one. I don’t know the reason(s) behind the catch. But I noticed something while I was traveling on the national highway of Surigao, at one point, there is a quarry being done in the mountain near the bay and because it was too much, the mountain eroded making the red soil reach the sea. The sea actually was brownish red because of the incessant quarrying. I believe the reason why fishermen in this area find it hard to catch some fish. I guess DENR needs to wake up on that side of the planet. I hope they can PROTECT the summits as well as our seas.
*Update: It seems like its an eagle ray as Adrien Uichico told me via Twitter. First time I heard about that name, but it looks like one.