REPORT: Dead whale washed ashore with 88 pounds of plastic in its stomach

A dead whale that washed up in the Philippines last week had nearly 90 pounds of plastic in its stomach, according to researchers.

Marine biologist Darrell Blatchley, the founder of natural history institution the D’ Bone Collector Museum, told CNN that the amount of plastic in the beaked whale’s stomach was the most that he had ever seen and called it “disgusting.”

The article goes on to state the following:

“I was not prepared for the amount of plastic. 40 kilos  [88 pounds] roughly of rice sacks, grocery bags, banana plantation bags, and general plastic bags,” he said. “Sixteen rice sacks total. It was so big, the plastic was beginning calcification.”

Blatchley and other workers at the museum performed a necropsy on the whale over the weekend and shared photos of the results on Facebook.

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