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Indonesia: Beached whale carcass found with 6 kgs of plastic in stomach

OVER a thousand pieces of plastic rope, hundreds of disposable cups, and two pairs of rubber sandals were among nearly six kilogrammes of man-made items discovered in a whale found dead in an Indonesian national park recently. A team from the Wakatobi National Park found the garbage inside the stomach of the whale which was beached on Kapota Island, Southeast Sulawesi, the Jakarta Post reported. With the help of the Academy of Marine and Fisheries Community in Wakatobi, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and locals, the team identified the animal as a sperm whale. SEE ALSO: Whale dies in Thailand after ingesting more than 80 plastic bags  The large mammal measured 9.5 meters in length and 4.37 wide, the Environment and Forestry Ministry said on Tuesday. Heri Santoso, the head of Wakatobi National Park, said the team found the whale on Sunday but the carcass was already decomposed. After opening the... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, Indonesia: Beached whale carcass found with 6 kgs of plastic in stomach, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'ASIAN CORRESPONDENT'. Thank you Indonesia: Beached whale carcass found with 6 kgs of plastic in stomach

 

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