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.

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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.