A dead whale was found in the Philippines on Saturday with 88 pounds of plastic bags and other disposable plastic products in its stomach. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. And earlier in 2018, a pilot whale that died in Thailand was found to have swallowed 80 plastic bags and other plastic items, in all weighing eight kilograms. The use of throwaway plastic is a particular problem in some South East Asian countries, including the Philippines. Workers at D'Bone Collector Museum recovered the Cuvier's beaked whale east of Davao City earlier in March. The plastic debris weighed 13 pounds (5.9 kilograms). However, it had been dead for more than two days by the time a team from the group arrived to do a necropsy. "All this material was in a huge ball in the stomach, and some of it looked like it had been there for some time," said the group, funded by the Scottish and U.K. governments to track marine animal strandings on Scottish coastlines. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. The group posted a dramatic video of intestines exploding from the animal's abdomen after a knife was inserted, due to a buildup of gases in the abdomen during decomposition. HORRIFYING images show a young sperm whale washed up dead on a beach with a stomach full of plastic bags. The animal was too big to be moved, so it was buried on-site. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). A sperm whale that stranded and then died on a beach in Scotland had a ball of trash in its stomach heavier than most human beings. The final cause of death is in for the death of the juvenile male curvier beaked whale we recovered March 16 2019. The whale was male and not quite fully grown. In the intestine of the animal, a 100-pound “plastic garbage ball” was found. In May, the carcass of the young sperm whale, estimated to have been 7 years old, was found on a beach in Cefalù, Italy with a stomach full of plastic. The whale was recovered on Saturday. It was the most plastic experts at the center have ever found in the stomach of a whale … Environmentalists have warned that whales … This dead whale that washed up in the Philippines had 40kg of plastic in its stomach, including multiple rice sacks and grocery bags. 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CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. The whale carcass was discovered […] Its death came shortly after a report for the UK government revealed the level of plastic in the ocean could triple in a decade unless steps are taken to curb litter. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. Dead sperm whale found in Indonesia had ingested '6kg of plastic', Plastic Pollution: The giant whale puppet 'with a message', Fighting the 'stigma' of dementia in Asian families. Experts are sounding the alarm after a young sperm whalewas found dead on a beach in Italy with its stomach full of plastic. A sperm whale that stranded and then died on a beach in Scotland had 100 kilograms of plastic in its stomach, including nets, cups, bags and other trash. The world's oceans now contain an estimated 100 million tonnes of plastic, about 80 to 90 per cent of it from land-based sources, reports the United Nations Environment Programme. It was found to have 100 kilograms of plastic in its stomach. (22 kilograms) of plastic in her stomach. There were 16 rice sacks in its stomach, as well as "multiple shopping bags". We reserve the right to close comments at any time. Add some “good” to your morning and evening. A dead sperm whale has washed ashore on the coast of Indonesia with a stomach full of plastic bottles, plastic bags, flip-flops, fishing ropes, and other plastic trash. 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The well-insulated carcass stays warm for a long time and decomposes very quickly, the group explained. A sperm whale found in Indonesia last year had 115 plastic cups, four plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags, 2 flip-flops, a nylon sack and more than 1,000 other assorted pieces of plastic in its stomach — totalling six kilograms. Comments are welcome while open. An autopsy carried out on Thursday on a beached whale, which was found on the island of Sotra near Bergen last weekend, showed it had 30 plastic bags in its stomach as well as other plastic … "This amount of plastic in the stomach is nonetheless horrific, must have compromised digestion, and serves to demonstrate, yet again, the hazards that marine litter and lost or discarded fishing gear can cause to marine life.". By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. "It was so big, the plastic was beginning calcification.". 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However, it noted that the animal didn't appear to be in bad shape. S cientists in Norway found more than 30 plastic bags and other plastic waste inside the stomach of a whale stranded off the coast. The grim discovery was the second whale to wash ashore with a stomach full of plastic in recent months. The whale carcass washed ashore at the popular tourist resort of Cefalu in Sicily on Friday. The sperm whale's stomach contained two flip-flop sandals, a tangle of plastic ropes, four plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags and 115 plastic cups. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. The whale, discovered by locals on the Isle of Harris was found to have a … A dead whale that washed up in the Philippines had 40kg (88lbs) of plastic bags inside its stomach, researchers have said. A young whale whose carcass washed up in the Philippines died of "dehydration and starvation" after consuming 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of plastic bags, scientists have found. The first jab was given to a nurse in New York, kicking off the largest vaccination in US history. Yet another whale has turned up dead with a stomach full of plastic waste. In a Facebook post, the museum said the animal was filled with "the most plastic we have ever seen in a whale". “What was unusual in this case was the sheer volume,” a local … Claim: Two Whales Found Dead In Germany, Stomachs Full Of Plastic And Car Parts The nets, bundles of rope, plastic cups, bags, gloves, packing straps and tubing totalled about 100 kilograms,  the Scottish Marine Animal Strandings Scheme reported on its Facebook page Sunday. This young male sperm whale stranded on a beach in Scotland Thursday and later died. Yet another whale carcass has washed up with a stomach full of plastic. In June last year, a pilot whale died in Thailand after swallowing 80 plastic bags. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. Harrowing footage shows how 40kg of plastic pollution was found inside a whale's stomach. This is just the latest of several recent reports of whales being found with huge amounts of plastic waste in their stomachs. According to the BBC, the garbage contained fishing nets, ropes, plastic bags and plastic utensils. It was still alive when it stranded on the sandbanks of Luskentyre Beach on the Isle of Harris in northern Scotland Thursday. 40... "I was not prepared for the amount of plastic," the museum's founder and president, Darrell Blatchley, told broadcaster CNN. Researchers in Norway were in for a shock when they discovered more than 30 plastic bags and other plastic waste inside the stomach of a whale. A dead sperm whale washed up on the beach of popular tourist destination Cefalu, Italy, with a stomach full of plastic. A dead sperm whale that washed ashore in a national park in Indonesia had nearly 6kg (13 lbs) of plastic waste in its stomach, park officials say. Read about our approach to external linking. This time, it was a pregnant female sperm whale with 49 lbs. The sperm whale washed up on a Scottish beach with a stomach full of rope, netting and plastic. Photograph: Darrell Blatchley/D' Bone Collector Museum Inc. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. When the necropsy was performed, Blatchley told NPR, he was not prepared for the amount of plastic they found in the whale's stomach. "Whilst it is certainly plausible that this amount of debris was a factor in its live stranding, we actually couldn't find evidence that this had impacted or obstructed the intestines," the group wrote. .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}A dead whale that washed up in the Philippines had 40kg (88lbs) of plastic bags inside its stomach, researchers have said. .css-1xgx53b-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-1xgx53b-Link:hover,.css-1xgx53b-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. Plastic pollution of the seas is increasingly threatening marine mammals A sperm whale did and stranded on the Scottish Isle of Harris. In May, 180 countries around the world reached a deal that aims to sharply reduce the amount of plastic that gets washed into the world's oceans. That's quite a bit more than the average human mass of 62 kilograms. “A stark reminder of what plastic pollution does to our marine friends,” Greenpeace Philippines writes on their Facebook page about the great whale. © 2020 BBC. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. Five Asian nations - China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand - accounted for up to 60% of the plastic waste that ends up in oceans, according to a 2015 report by environmental campaigner Ocean Conservancy and the McKinsey Center for Business and Environment. A sperm whale has been found dead on a Scottish beach with a stomach full of plastic, knotted into a lethal ball. A variety of newsletters you'll love, delivered straight to you. Earlier this year, a Cuvier's beaked whale was found in the Philippines with 40 kilograms of "hard, calcified plastic garbage" in its stomach. 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