Whale dies after swallowing 80 plastic bags

Volunteers attempt to rescue the male pilot whale and nurse it back to health

A whale in southern Thailand died after swallowing 80 plastic bags, the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources said.

A whale found to have swallowed up to 80 plastic bags is seen in Songkhla, Thailand, in this still image from June 1, 2018 video footage by Thailand's Department of Marine and Coastal Resources. For almost a week, veterinarians tried to nurse it back to health, but four days later, it died.

An autopsy found another 80 bags and other plastic items weighing eight kg in the whale's stomach. Pilot whales primarily eat squid but are also known to hunt octopus, cuttlefish and small fish when squid prove elusive, the American Cetacean Society said.

Thailand remains one of the world's worst polluters, with government initiatives to convince people to use less plastic largely failing, they said.

The animal vomited five plastic bags on Friday before dying.

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Marine biologist Thon Thamrongnawasawat told the Agence France-Presse media organisation that the bags had made it impossible for the whale to eat the nutritional food it needed to survive.

Each year, Thailand puts over one million pounds of garbage into the ocean, making it one of the biggest offenders on earth, along with China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam.

More than 5 trillion pieces of trash - and counting - are in the world's oceans, according to a 2014 study. 'We use a lot of plastic'.

The theme this year is "Beating Plastic Pollution".

A 30ft sperm whale, weighing nearly seven tons, was found dead on a Spanish beach earlier this year with more than 60lb of rubbish trapped in its guts.

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