TACLOBAN CITY– The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) regional office will conduct a probe regarding a viral video of red species seen floating in Ormoc Bay.
In a statement,BFAR said that its Provincial Fishery Office (PFO) in Leyte has coordinated with the fisheries office of the local government unit of Abuera to verify the species seen on the viral video.
It further said that the said species sample to be collected will be forwarded to the National Stock Assessment Program (NSAP) team of the National Fisheries Research Development Institute (NFRDI) for possible identification.
In the post uploaded in the page ‘GO, Leyte,’ the uploader from Barangay Antipolo, Albuera, Leyte said that people were puzzled by the video showing red species floating in Ormoc Bay.
Reactors were asking if these were worms or ‘aliens.’
The video has almost 7,000 views, 98 shares, and more than 300 reactions.
(JOEY A. GABIETA/LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)