Whales mistake garbage for food

Posted by Christine, January 26, 2016

Awesome Ocean posts on a whale tragedy:

On Taichung Wuchi Beach in Taiwan a juvenile short-finned pilot whale that had been lovingly called “Little Wuzi” became stranded and was rescued.  Sadly a few days after the rescue, Little Wuzi passed away.

Shortly after the death a necropsy was performed on the whale to determine the cause of death, and when the stomach contents were examined people were shocked and horrified.


It appears that Little Wuzi had been eating garbage.  Inside they found plastic tape, junk food packages and an entire garbage bag.

Read the rest of the story here.

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