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Dead whale in Philippines had 40kg of plastic bags in its stomach

Published on 18 Mar 2019 8:06:15 PM

A young Cuvier's beaked whale that washed up in the Philippines on Saturday died from “gastric shock” after ingesting 40kg of plastic bags.

Marine biologists from the D’Bone Collector Museum Inc recovered 16 rice sacks, four banana plantation style bags and multiple shopping bags from the whale’s stomach.