Inside the Stomach of a Grey Whale

This story is quite disturbing. A stranded whale had passed away on the shore of West Seattle. Marine biologist and other scientists explored the cause of death for the whale.

In their investigation, the scientists surprisingly discovered pollutants in the whale’s stomach. Here is what they found:

  • 20 Plastic bags
  • Small towels
  • Surgical gloves
  • Sweat pants
  • Plastic pieces
  • Golf Ball

Though the cause of death was not clear, this is still really disturbing to see.

Here is a link with pictures. If you have a weak stomach I do not recommend viewing the images. http://www.cascadiaresearch.org/WSeattle-ER.htm

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