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Shocking! Dead whale found washed up in Philippines with 40kg of plastic in its stomach

The images of the dead whale show endless piles of plastic bags from the inside of the animal. The biologists who conducted the autopsy said it was the most plastic they have ever seen in a whale.

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New Delhi Published on: March 19, 2019 12:06 IST
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Shocking! Dead whale found washed up in Philippines with 40kg of plastic in its stomach 

If you talk about pollution, you can go through this piece of news to conjecture how serious it is. A whale was washed up at a beach in Philippines, still breathing but very weak. People at the beach told a leading foreign media that the whale was weak and was vomiting blood. Within few hours it was dead. According to The Guardian report, it died from gastric shock after eating 40kg of plastic bags. Biologists and volunteers from D’Bone Collector Museum in Davao City, in the Philippine island of Mindanao were shocked to find the cause of death for the young Cuvier’s beaked whale.

The museum released a statement on their Facebook page revealing that they found 40 kilos of plastic bags, including 16 rice sacks, 4 banana plantation style bags and many shopping bags from the dead whale’s stomach after conducting an autopsy.

The images of the dead whale show endless piles of plastic bags from the inside of the animal. The biologists who conducted the autopsy said it was the most plastic they have ever seen in a whale.

“Action must be taken by the government against those who continue to treat the waterways and ocean as dumpsters,” they said.

The pictures of the dead whale with kilos of plastic inside its stomach are going viral on the internet. It’s extremely shocking and plaguing to know how plastic pollution in our marine bodies have reached such an extreme level. If strict measures are not taken by the ruling bodies to overcome plastic dumping in the oceans, it won’t be a surprise to see if our marine life completely vanishes away in the coming years.

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