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This dead whale's stomach had 40 kilograms of calcifying plastic

By the time marine biologist Darrell Blatchley arrived at the fishing village on Saturday, the young Cuvier's beaked whale was already floating, dead in the water, its eyes sunken and ribs protruding through its skin. The current off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao had washed away the blood it vomited before its death.

He already knew how the 4.5 metre-long whale had died.


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