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Whale dies after ingesting more than 80 plastic bags

Asia News Network Asia News Network
Elijah Vega | 06 June, 2018, 04:32

The mammal vomited up to five plastic bags during the four-day period when the rescuers battled to revive its health.

A whale in southern Thailand died after swallowing 80 plastic bags, the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources said.

A post mortem found 80 pieces of plastic in inside it, weighing eight kilograms.

According to Jatuporn Buruspat, director-general of the marine and coastal resources department, the male pilot whale probably thought the bags were edible, as they slightly resemble a squid, a main source of pilot whale's diet.

The BBC said that plastic bags are believed to kill hundreds of marine animals in Thailand every year. Thon said at least 300 marine animals including pilot whales, sea turtles and dolphins, perished each year in Thai waters after ingesting plastic.

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The autopsy exhumed additional 8 kg (more than 17 lb) of plastic rubbish from the whale's stomach. Thailand's Pollution Control Department says plastic waste is increasing by roughly 12 percent annually, with only 25 percent being reused (the vast majority of it plastic bags).

The whale was described as "emaciated" and had struggled to eat because its stomach was so full of plastic.

Last month, the Thai government said it was considering a levy on disposable plastic shopping bags. Almost 300 marine animals including pilot whales, sea turtles and dolphins, are killed each year in Thailand from plastic consumption, he said. We have filled our oceans with a lot of fucking plastic.

The photos posted on DMCR Thailand's Facebook account showed numerous black plastic bags being pulled out one by one by the authorities.

It was unclear whether the whale was a short-finned or long-finned pilot whale, although short-finned pilots commonly traverse the warmer waters typical of Southeast Asia.

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