Mar 18, 2019

Dead whale found with 88 pounds of plastic in stomach in the Philippines

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Messed up is the right phrasing for it, I figure.

March 18 (UPI) — After a dead whale washed ashore in the Philippines, scientists pulled 88 pounds of plastic debris from the mammal’s intestines. The young Cuvier’s beaked whale died from gastric shock, according to biologists.

The necropsy was conducted by scientists at the D’ Bone Collector Museum. They were assigned by biologists with the Philippines Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.

“This whale had the most plastic we have ever seen in a whale. It’s disgusting,” museum biologists wrote in a Facebook update. “Action must be taken by the government against those who continue to treat the waterways and ocean as dumpsters.”

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