A dead whale’s wake-up call
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In the morning of May 11, a massive blue whale was found washed ashore on Sea Side Beach Resort in Naic, Cavite. Discovered by local fishermen, this 15m x 3m blue whale, which looked to be in the late stages of decomposition, immediately captured the attention of nearby communities and beachgoers. As groups gathered to haul off the dead blue whale, they noticed that its entire body was made of plastic wastes found in the ocean. The slimy innards sprawling out of its’ underbelly was a mix of plastic bags, remains of plastic containers, sachets, bottles and more.
A dead whale’s wake-up call. (2017, May 23). BusinessWorld, p. S2/1.
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