A female Dugong (sea cow) was found dead in Brgy. Tigum, Buruanga, Aklan last September 08, 2022. Mark Gem Merin, staff of Coastal Resources and Foreshore Management Unit (CRFMU) of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Aklan together with Buruanga Municipal ENR Officer Delia Rocero inspect the sea cow after receiving reports from local residents. The mammal weighs approximately 500 kilos and measures 3.30 meters in length. The cause of death is still unknown but upon inspection, huge amount of plastic materials are found in its intestines.