Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/06/08

Almost 20 pounds of plastic found in dead whale’s stomach

Still image from a video footage shows up to 80 plastic bags extracted from within a whale “Almost 20 pounds of plastic bags and other plastic trash were pulled from the stomach of a pilot whale that died over the weekend in Thailand, officials have said. Thailand’s marine agency has vowed to use the case to call for change in human behavior ahead of World Oceans Day, on June 8.
The pilot whale was first found struggling in a canal in southern Thailand’s Songkhla province a week ago, according to the Reuters news agency. Veterinarians tried to help the animal, and it managed to spit out about five pieces of plastic on Friday but then died.”

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Fonte: CBS News, 5 de junho de 2018


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