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Examination of gray whale from west Seattle reveals unusual stomach contents

Just some of the plastic found in stranded Gray whale


A whale that stranded in West Seattle on 14 April 2010 was towed to a remote location and examined by a team from the Northwest Marine Mammal Stranding Network and results announced 19 April 2010. Logistics and relocation was coordinated by NOAA Fisheries with the help of Highline Community College that hopes to preserve the skeleton; the examination was lead by biologists with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Cascadia Research.  Click here for the full story and photos of some of the stomach contents.


The Story of Inky

Inky, the Pygmy Sperm whale (Kogia breviceps)

The following video covers just one animal's encounter with plastic debris.

 Kogia breviceps

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