Monday, April 19

Garbage Diet - literally!

For small animals eating can be hazardous given the vast quantities of garbage humans dispose of in the ocean. A report this week by scientists and their analysis of a beached whale's stomach content in Seattle grimly attest to this fact:

" had a large amount of garbage in its stomach — ranging from a pair of sweat pants to a golf ball. The scientists say most of the whale's stomach contents was algae — typical of the bottom-feeding mammals. But they say a surprising amount of human debris was found. Besides the pants and golf ball, there were more than 20 plastic bags, small towels, duct tape and surgical gloves."


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