Surigao Del Sur – A lifeless unidentified creature was seen by the locals in the shoreline of Tandag City, Surigao Del Sur on February 28, 2017. It is believed to be a kind of sea cow or a whale but it is covered with white fur all over its body and causing much scare with the residents. This peculiar creature looked exactly the same to the one spotted in Cagdianao, Dinagat; however, no one can really identify what type of species they are.
According to experts, these creatures like mola-mola (sunfish) and oar fishes as well as the one spotted earlier are believed to sense the movements of plates underneath causing them to swim upwards; another reason is because they are dying. Some people claim that when an oarfish washes up ashore, that is a sign that an earthquake will soon to follow. Events showed that earthquakes struck few days or weeks after an oarfish was spotted in shoreline.
Numerous oar fishes and sunfishes (mola-mola) suddenly appear on the coastal lines of Mindanao these past few weeks and people living near the West Valley Fault got more concerned for their safety.
Furthermore, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLS) predicted a 7.2 magnitude earthquake to hit Metro Manila anytime from now on. PHIVOLCS and local governments continue to warn everyone to be alert and fortify all possible exits for any possible earthquakes.