Beached Whale in Davao Shows Us What Our Trash Does to Marine Life

The recent news of a beached sperm whale in Davao should alarm everyone with its theorized cause of death. The 38.8 foot male was found in front of a resort in Babak, Island Garden City of Samal last Saturday.


An autopsy report by Darrell Blatchley of D’Bone Collector Museum revealed that the cause of death of the whale had been plastic in its stomach.


The 28-hour process also uncovered wires, ropes, fishnets, cellophane and hardwood in its digestive tract.


Photos from: Darrell Blatchley and Dean Ortiz

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