"I was not prepared for the amount of plastic", the museum's founder and president, Darrell Blatchley, told broadcaster CNN.
"In Davao Gulf alone, three whales and a dolphin have been found dead with plastic in their stomach this year, and we are just about to close the first quarter of 2019".
An autopsy on a whale that was found dead on a beach in Hualien last Friday revealed a large amount of plastic in its stomach and it was also found to be pregnant, two ocean conservation organizations said Wednesday.
"If we keep going this way, it will be more uncommon to see an animal die of natural causes than it is to see an animal die of plastic", he said.
The locals quickly called environmental officials, who arrived at noon, when the whale had already died.
Biologist Darrell Blatchley had the gruesome task of extracting the shopping bags and rice sacks that left the stricken 15ft Cuvier's beaked whale vomiting blood in the last moments of its life. Including 16 rice sacks.
The use of throwaway plastic is a particular problem in some South East Asian countries, including the Philippines.
"Efforts must be stepped up worldwide to reduce plastics pollution in our oceans or this kind of tragedy may become far more common in the future", said Mark Simmonds, senior marine scientist at Humane Society International.
A 2017 report by Ocean Conservancy stated that China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam have been dumping more plastic into the ocean than the rest of the world combined.
Blatchley explained that cetaceans, which are aquatic mammals such as whales or dolphins, don't drink water from the ocean but rather get access to fresh water from the food they consume.
In June previous year, a pilot whale died in Thailand after swallowing 80 plastic bags.
Abigail Aguilar, campaigner for Greenpeace Southeast Asia - Philippines, said today: "The frequency on which marine animals are dying due to plastic ingestion is alarming". A month later, a pilot whale swallowed 17 pounds of plastic bags in Thai waters.
Keep in mind that if you're looking for a single-player shooting experience, Call of Duty: Mobile won't satisfy your needs. That said, beginning today, fans can sign up and pre-register for Call of Duty: Mobile at www.callofduty.com/mobile.
The $448 million drawing is the largest Powerball jackpot of 2019 so far, and the 11th-largest Powerball jackpot on record. The winning $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot victor didn't come forward for more than four months until recently in SC .
When the 23-year-old Turner noticed that she was being shown on the video screen, she took the opportunity to entertain everyone. Hopefully Turner can bring some of her swagger to the final season of Game of Thrones .
Amazon said it will continue moving forward on plans to build its second headquarters in the D.C. suburb of Arlington. The poll also found New Yorkers considered the deal's cancellation bad for NY by a margin of 67-21 percent.
The former vice president and the Vermont democratic socialist also lead in favorability among Democrat primary voters. Public opinion polls have him as an early favorite, with almost every measure of early support showing him leading.
Photos showed the burnt-out shell of the bus and the auto , which were travelling on a road near Milan. Reports said he was 47 years old, of Senegalese origin and had been a school bus driver since 2002.
The film directed by Omung Kumar shows PM Narendra Modi's journey from being a common man to becoming the Prime Minister of India. There is also reference to Indira Gandhi and the Emergency that shows a "turbanated" Narendra Modi courting arrest.
Both versions will also ship with dual Bluetooth controllers, the ones previously featured with the previous VR headset. How much will the HP Reverb cost? HP didn't just drop new screens into an old design and call it a day, either.
Meghan cradled her bump throughout the visit, including when they spoke with the High Commissioner of New Zealand, Jerry Mateparae .
CHINA: Woman nearly dies after fruit injection
Zeng is into "unconventional health treatments", and this seems to be one of the more unusual ones she made a decision to follow. She allegedly did nothing about her discomfort until her husband noticed her condition and encouraged her to seek treatment.
Celtics' Smart ejected for shoving Embiid in back
Though you don't want to see scraps like this, it's not all that surprising given the history between these two groups. He's still the only player in the National Basketball Association I've seen that can defend both Embiid and Simmons.
Large fire at Texas petrochemicals plant continues to burn
The environmental reporting compiled by CTEH is available at https://www.deerparktx.gov/.../Air-Monitoring-Summary-Deer-Pa ... Winifred Hamilton, Environmental Health Science director at the Baylor College of Medicine, told CNN affiliate KPRC-TV.
Netanyahu: Iran has 'sensitive info' on rival
This is not a matter of gossip. "They want a future based on vulnerability, we want a future based on strength", said Netanyahu. Israel's Channel 12 television reported last week that Benny Gantz's telephone had been hacked by Iranian intelligence.
Syracuse suspends Frank Howard on eve of NCAA Tournament
Baylor has a worse defensive ranking than any team Syracuse has lost to this season , except for the early game against UConn. According to a release from the program, Howard won't play due to "violation of athletic department policy".