17 Pounds of Plastic Waste Kills Pilot Whale

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

17 Pounds of Plastic Waste Kills Pilot Whale
17 Pounds of Plastic Waste Kills Pilot Whale

A pilot whale was rescued by a veterinary team who attempted to treat the malnourished mammal. The whale regurgitated several plastic bags, but died a few days later. Over 17 pounds of plastic waste were removed from the whale’s stomach during a necropsy, including more than 80 plastic bags and other debris. The plastic waste prevented it from eating food, so the whale starved.

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