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Whale Found Dead With 30+ Plastic Bags in Its Stomach

Original story at EcoWatch• 12 mentions • 5 months ago

EcoWatch 5 months ago

 
Norwegian zoologists have discovered some 30 plastic bags and other marine debris inside the stomach of a malnourished 20-foot Cuvier's beaked whale. The whale was an adult male that weighed about 2 tons. Local authorities were forced to euthanize the distressed animal on Jan. 28 after repeatedly stranding itself off the shallow waters of Sotra, an island near Norway's southwestern coast. After it was put down, University of Bergen researchers analyzed the whale's stomach and determined that the various non-biodegradable objects were likely the cause of death. "Our whale was emaciated; little fat and low weight. But its stomach was ...
 
 
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11 Feb
Max Goldberg @livingmaxwell
How upsetting - whale found with 30+ plastic bags in its stomach https://t.co/kw5vKvcjJn? #eco @chadenelsen
08 Feb
Cabrillo Aquarium @CabrilloAqua
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07 Feb
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07 Feb
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07 Feb
Invisible Dust @Invisible_Dust
Major changes need to be made in order to successfully tackle #PlasticPollution - this is horrible: https://t.co/RmjkBBPOQm #SaveTheSeas
07 Feb
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07 Feb
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RT @EcoWatch: Whale Found Dead With 30+ Plastic Bags in Its Stomach https://t.co/6QrVlH2zny @Plastic_Bag_Ban @SaveOurShores
07 Feb
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06 Feb
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06 Feb
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06 Feb
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06 Feb
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