Beached whale’s stomach found to be full of fresh trash

Seattletimes – Sweatpants. A golf ball. Surgical gloves. Small towels. Bits of plastic. And more than 20 plastic bags. A gray whale’s last meal in Puget Sound included plenty of trash, and it was fresh enough to indicate the animal took the “eat local” mantra enthusiastically to heart before coming ashore at Arroyo Beach, and later dying about a mile south of the Fauntleroy ferry dock. In 20 years of examining more than 200 whale carcasses, research scientist John Calambokidis says Tuesday he has never seen so much trash in a whale’s stomach – Read Article