WATCH: A dead sperm whale in Indonesia was found with about 13 pounds of plastic in its stomach, including plastic cups and two flip-flops. Rescuers from Wakatobi National Park found the rotting carcass of the 9. It produces 3.
Four dead sperm whales off the coast of Sicily are being documented by Greenpeace Italy and researchers. Three of the whales were recently found stranded on North coast of the island. The fourth — sighted two days ago off the Favignana island — appears to be still in the water.
The remains of the foot whale was towed to the harbor Friday evening. Work to remove it began shortly after dawn Saturday. Out in the open ocean, a whale carcass attracted sharks.
Four dead whales in two weeks that have beached along the Outer Banks and Virginia have scientists concerned over the rising death toll sinceespecially from ship strikes. A robust juvenile humpback likely known to whale watchers was found dead on the Corolla beach Sunday morning. A third turned up dead last week near Oregon Inlet.
Updated November 14, Fisheries officials says four of 10 whales that were found beached off Indonesia's Aceh province have died because of injuries and exhaustion. Nur Mahdi, the head of Aceh's marine and fisheries office, said two whales that were both extensively scratched and bruised, died early today, while two others which were very weak died a few hours later.
Before starting the dissection, t he researchers inserted metal tubes into the carcass to release gases that have built up in the abdominal area. Their work will include taking samples of its muscle tissue, which contains precious genetic information, and studying the contents of its stomach. The species had never previously been found in the waters around Singapore or peninsular Malaysia.
The whale only just missed hitting the small fishing boat before crashing back into the sea in Monterey Bay, California. Photographer Douglas Croft and whale watcher Kate Cummings took the photo from the porthole of a nearby boat. Mr Croft said the angle at which he took the photo from a porthole close to the waterline made the whale look even bigger than it was.
All rights reserved. A pregnant sperm whale washed up dead on a beach in Sardinia, Italy. Its stomach was full of plastic.
On July 29,a sperm whale became stranded on Terschelling, one of the northern islands of my home country, the Netherlands. A rescue attempt was undertaken as the whale was still alive when found, but sadly, the animal died. The whale, a young adult male measuring
Two flip-flops, drinking cups, 25 plastic bags, and four plastic bottles were among the plastic found in a dead sperm whale that washed ashore in Indonesia. Officials with the Wakatobi National Park found the dead sperm whale near in the Sulawesi province on a beautiful tropical island of Indonesia, frequented by diving tourists. The sperm whale measured 31 feet long and is yet another example of recent cases where dead whales wash ashore full of plastic in their stomachs. In total, this sperm whale ingested over 1, pieces of plastic.