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.

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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.

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

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Photos from: Darrell Blatchley and Dean Ortiz

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