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Whale Washed Up Dead Found to Have Eaten Pieces of Rope, Plastic and a Golf Ball


Science & Tech  (tags: Whale washed up dead found to have eaten, plastic and a golf ball )

Agnes
- 940 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A whale that washed up to shore dead had swallowed pieces of rope, plastic, a golf ball and other debris.Scientists are trying to determine what killed the gray whale, which was found on Sunday on Puget Sound in Washington state. An examination of the



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Rose NoFWDSPLZ (279)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 3:45 am
Shocking TY Agnes
 

Sophie Morgan (63)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 3:53 am
OMG....noted
 

Bill K. (14)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 5:08 am
Whales aren't the only animal eating ocean trash. Plastics in the ocean keep breaking down into smaller and smaller bits till they become part of the floating plankton (in fact plastic plankton now outweighs zooplankton in the oceans). These bits of plastic are then eaten by plankton eaters and passed up the food chain right to the plates of humans who eat fish. Humans enjoying a seafood dinner are literally eating their own trash. Just another good reason to go vegan.....
 

Roger Garin-michaud (105)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 1:02 pm
noted thanks !
 

Freya H. (313)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 7:23 pm
Awwwww, poor whale. :_(
 

Frances Macmillan (2)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 7:39 pm
oh no :(
 

annie statton (373)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 7:40 pm
you see ---------------none of us are safe.
 

Iona Kentwell (134)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 8:02 pm
We need to get the mess we are making cleaned up now! All our water ways are vital to the health of our planet. By all means, clean up our beaches as you walk along, clean up the lake sides and the river banks, but please also ensure that any unreusable rubbish you have is secured to go to "secure" rubbish tips. After all it will happen that the rubbish tips become sources of energy as we work out the logistics and recognise the abundance that we have of them!
 

KS Goh (0)
Friday April 27, 2012, 1:45 am
Thanks for the article.
 

LMj Sick Sunshine (134)
Friday April 27, 2012, 3:09 am
Heartbreaking!
 

LMj Sick Sunshine (134)
Friday April 27, 2012, 3:10 am
Heartbreaking!
 

Cheryl B. (64)
Friday April 27, 2012, 4:32 am
horrible.... killed by our junk
 

Jennifer Ward (40)
Friday April 27, 2012, 5:15 am
So much plastic junk in the oceans- so maddening!
 

Terry V. (22)
Friday April 27, 2012, 1:13 pm
Poor thing
 

janet f. (29)
Friday April 27, 2012, 1:47 pm
Now that humans have managed to put many land-based wild animals on one extinction-watch list or another, we can now start on ocean creatures.
 

Robert O. (12)
Friday April 27, 2012, 3:35 pm
That's so sad to be killed by litter and other garbage that shouldn't have been there in the first place! Damn humans! Thanks Agnes.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (447)
Friday April 27, 2012, 4:07 pm
What are the odds that WE killed this animal.....
 

Bill K. (14)
Friday April 27, 2012, 5:29 pm
please pick up all the trash you can when outside. just keep one area near your home or a favorite spot clean yearround. if we all do that we can really make a difference.
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Friday April 27, 2012, 5:32 pm
Sadly noted. Thanks.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Friday April 27, 2012, 6:21 pm
Thanks for posting this, Agnes. I wonder if it occurred to anyone that the Fukushima radioactive debris is making its way to our Western coastline. Radiation's already been found in kelp off San Francisco, and I've read of concerns about it already being in milk. Been reading some online articles about it lately....very worrisome. With the Gulf oil disaster and Fukushima, I've completely given up eating any fish whatsoever. There's at least one huge pile of trash in the Atlantic that's larger than Manhattan Island...some articles state there may be up to 3 of these "floating cities of garbage." My poor planet.
 

michelle t. (41)
Friday April 27, 2012, 7:53 pm
Revolting humans at it again killing animals and the environment
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 12:02 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Anna M. (18)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 4:37 am
sadly noted
 

Craig Zimmerman (86)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 4:50 am
I live on the Puget Sound and I try to clean up trash on the beaches whenever I can. Part of the problem is street litter that goes into storm drains and eventually ends up in the sound. Innocent creatures should not have to pay such a high price for humans who are too lazy to dispose of their trash properly.
 

Kenneth L. (314)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 5:30 am
That's terrible about the whale but common thanks to human pollution. One thing I always make sure to do is cut open all the rings in plastic 6 pack holders so no bird or animal can get their head stuck in them.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 5:32 am
Very sad.
 

Ruth S. (304)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 7:30 am
God will bring justice real soon for all animals and when that day comes there will be no quarter for those who have done wrong!!
 

monka blanke (85)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 1:16 pm
Noted, very sad. This could have been avoided.
 

Dave C. (224)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 2:01 pm
how sad....how humanity can pollute our home.....its inhumane
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 6:01 pm
No wonder he died.
 

Isabelle J. (87)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 7:07 pm
Very sad!
 

Agnes N. (717)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 7:14 pm
Thanks to all Dear care2 friends..
Take Action Plastic Trash in Pacific Ocean is Greater Than Originally Anticipated
 

Karen B. (8)
Sunday April 29, 2012, 2:46 pm
Poor whale.
 
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