Ingestion by whales like the one Blatchley examined isn't the only risk.
The autopsy he conducted revealed more than 88 pounds of waste in the young whale's stomach - grocery bags, plastic garbage bags, four banana plantation sacks and 16 rice sacks.
Over 40 kilos of plastic trash were recovered from the stomach of a dead whale in the town of Mabini at the Compostela Valley.
Elle aurait écrasé son compagnon qui lui apprenait à conduire — Sète
La femme, en état de choc, a été placée en garde à vue pour " homicide involontaire par imprudence". Grièvement touché, l'homme a succombé à ses blessures sur place.
Blatchley appealed to the public to refrain from throwing plastic trash in waterways since these could be eaten by animals. "It was so big; the plastic was beginning calcification".
A whale that was recently found dead in the water off the Philippines had almost 100 pounds of plastic in its stomach, according to researchers with a natural history museum.
A 2015 report by environmental campaigner Ocean Conservancy and the McKinsey Center for Business and Environment said that more than 50 percent of plastic that ends up in our oceans comes from five countries: Indonesia, China, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
Enchères insuffisantes pour une Porsche du chanteur — Johnny Hallyday
Or, son prix de réserve n'a jamais été atteint, les enchères n'étant montées qu'à 51 000 euros. Avec 122 000 km au compteur, cette Porsche était estimée entre 90 000 euros et 110 000 euros.
"Four of these dead animals were pregnant". Darrel said workers would continue sifting through the whale's guts to identify the plastic which had clogged its stomach.
The museum founder explained that whales "do not drink water from the ocean", and get all the "fresh water" they need from the food they consume, which explains why the whale was suffering from dehydration and starvation at the time of its death. "The Philippines needs to change from the children up or nothing will be left", he shared.
"Hundreds of thousands of whales, dolphins, seals and turtles are killed by ocean plastic pollution every year, including single-use plastics and abandoned plastic gear from the fishing industry", he told CNN.
The team subsequently took the carcass to its facility and performed a necropsy, which found that it had died from ingesting plastic.
Que s'est-il passé à Utrecht — Pays-Bas
Plusieurs blessés sont aussi à déplorer. "Une opération de police majeure est en cours pour arrêter le tireur", a-t-il ajouté. Selon la radio-télévision publique NOS , le suspect avait comparu il y a deux semaines en justice dans une affaire de viol.