Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Whales Choking On Plastic

Our "way of life" is becoming a path to death for many other species. Here is one example:

In January, 29 sperm whales were found stranded on shores around the North Sea, an area that is too shallow for the marine wildlife. Only recently were details of the animals’ necropsy released. However, scientists were deeply disturbed by what they found in the animals’ stomachs.

According to a press release from Wadden Sea National Park in Schleswig-Holstein, many of the whales had stomachs FULL of plastic debris, including a 13-meter-long fishing net, a 70 cm piece of plastic from a car and other pieces of plastic litter.

Some suggest that the animals thought the items were food, such as squid, which is their main staple. Others, however, believe that the travesty is largely a result of humanity’s shocking disregard for marine life, which has resulted in an overabundance of plastic in the oceans.

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We've poisoned this planet almost beyond repair, and I don't see anyone doing anything to change this. When the oceans die, the rest of this planet will die - including us. Enjoy your remaining days while you can.

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