WEEK IN PHOTOS: Raging Blaze, Stranded Dolphins, More

WEEK IN PHOTOS: Raging Blaze, Stranded Dolphins, More
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Capunitan, Philippines, February 10, 2009--A shot taken by the Philippine Coast Guard shows drifting, disoriented dolphins. Volunteers and fishing boats stopped the 200 to 300 dolphins from beaching themselves on the shores of Manila Bay.

"It's something unusual. It's the first time that such a large pod has entered Manila Bay, and is acting strangely," Malcolm Sarmiento, director of the Philippine Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, told the Associated Press.

Authorities are trying to find a reason for the dolphins' odd behavior. A sea quake that damaged the dolphins' eardrums is one possibility, officials say. Or they could have followed a sick or injured leader into the bay.

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—Photograph by Philippine Coast Guard via Reuters
 
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