Dead Whale Found With 88 lbs Of Plastic Bags In Its Stomach

Dead Whale

Darrell Blatchley, found around 40 kilograms of rice sacks, grocery bags, banana plantation bags and general plastic bags in the stomach of the whale.

A juvenile male Cuvier’s beaked whale washed up in Mabini, Compostela Valley, Philippines died of “dehydration and starvation” after consuming 40 kg of plastic bags, scientists have found.

Marine biologist and environmentalist Darrell Blatchley told CNN that the juvenile male Cuvier’s beaked whale was found “vomiting blood before it died.”

There were so many plastic bags in the animal’s stomach that some had begun to calcify.

The whale was no longer able to consume food due to the ingested plastic.

D’ Bone Collector Museum Inc. performed the necropsy. They called on governments to take action against those who treat waterways and oceans as dumpsters.


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