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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 05:08 PM
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Garbage found in gray whale's stomach (ranging from a pair of sweat pants to a golf ball)
Garbage found in gray whale's stomach

Biologists who examined a gray whale that died after getting stranded on a West Seattle beach say it had a large amount of garbage in its stomach ranging from a pair of sweat pants to a golf ball.

The scientists say most of the whale's stomach contents was algae typical of the bottom-feeding mammals. But they say a surprising amount of human debris was found. Besides the pants and golf ball, there were more than 20 plastic bags, small towels, duct tape and surgical gloves.

The 37-foot whale beached itself last Wednesday.

http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/pets-animals/stories/garbage-found-in-gray-whales-stomach
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zonkers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 05:25 PM
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1. THis is just sad.
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galileoreloaded Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 05:29 PM
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2. golf balls float? nt
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 05:31 PM
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3. they are bottom feeders nt
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slampoet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 05:50 PM
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4. That's a three stroke penalty, right?
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 06:14 PM
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5. the reporter on the local
FOX channel introduced this as a humorous story.
The whale was emaciated when it beached.
The man who found the plastic island also said that birds are feeding their young pieces of plastic that are colored and sized similar to their actual feed.
This is so sad.
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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 06:16 PM
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6. Not that I would complain if whales started eating golfers in sweat pants
but man, blech...
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 07:23 PM
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7. In other news, local surgeon, Dr. Jonah, is missing after golf outing /nt
Edited on Tue Apr-20-10 07:24 PM by jberryhill
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