ZSCMST plans to develop cemetery for marine species Print
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 15:21

By RG ANTONET GO

The Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZSCMST) has allocated funds amounting to P5-million for the development of a cemetery and a museum totally devoted for marine species.

The cemetery or memorial garden for marine species will cost P1-million while P4-million was allocated for the development of a museum.

The two projects are now up for bidding.

Dr. Milavel Nazario, ZSCMST President, said that they thought of putting up a cemetery to house the carcass of marine animals that are constantly being brought to them for burial.

The animals are usually found lifeless along the long coastline of Zamboanga city.

The burial grounds will reportedly include markers to inform visitors on what kind of animal is buried in a particular site.

Meanwhile, the museum is being planned to house a sperm whale which was buried inside the ZSCMST premises in 2012.

Around P2-million was allocated to pay for expenses in exhuming the remains of the whale and for the reconstruction of the bones to be placed inside the museum.

Nazario said that the remains of the sperm whale housed inside the museum can be used for tourism and educational purposes.  (RGAAGo)