Meatless Monday: Dead whale ingested 88 pounds of plastic

The final cause of death for the juvenile whale found in the Phillippines was obvious as soon as the contents in the whale’s stomach was discovered.

Inside the young whale’s stomach was 40 kilograms, or about 88 pounds, of plastic. Among the contents in the whale’s stomach was 16 rice sacks. 4 banana plantation style bags and multiple shopping bags. Darrel Blatchley, the director of D’Bone Collector Museum in Davao City, personally conducted the necropsy.

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

There were stories done in Forbes, National Geographic, NPR, New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, FOX, and so many more. Blatchley said the whale’s death should serve as a lesson and a warning call not to repeat the same mistakes.

Please don’t just let this whales death fade away. it is only one of the hundreds that die ever year world wide. Those of us at D’ Bone Collector Museum Inc continue to educate the public and have many projects in line to enable the public here in the Philippines to as well.


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