The Week in Pictures: Washed Up Whale Found With Garbage in its Gut, and More

Emma Grady

Emma Grady
Living / Style
April 23, 2010

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Washed Up Whale Found with Gallons of Our Garbage In Its Gut

A young 37-foot whale stranded on the shore in West Seattle, and it had a summary of what we're doing to our oceans held within its stomach. As photographer Chris Jordan documented in birds' guts, our marine animals are filling up not on nutritious sea life, but the junk we toss out that makes its way into the oceans. Fifty gallons of contents were examined from this near-adult male gray whale, and you won't believe some of the garbage this poor beast had swallowed.

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Image credit: Cascadia Research Collective

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