Plastic-filled sperm whale carcass washes ashore in Indonesia

A stranded whale with plastic in his belly is seen in Wakatobi Southeast Sulawesi Indonesia

Yet another whale has suffered from plastic pollution.

Santoso said researchers from wildlife conservation group WWF and the park's conservation academy found about 13 pounds of plastic waste in the animal's stomach, including four plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags, a nylon sack and more than 1,000 other assorted pieces of plastic.

Social Media / Reuters Plastic found in the whale's stomach.

The 9.5-metre whale was found late Monday near the Wakitobi National Park in southeast Sulawesi province in eastern Indonesia.

She said it was not possible to determine if the plastic had caused the whale's death because of the animal's advanced state of decay.

"Although we can't say for sure that the death was caused by plastic, the whale had digested over 1,000 plastic pieces, including 115 plastic cups", the United Kingdom branch of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said in a tweet.

A 2015 report by Ocean Conservancy and the McKinsey Center for Business and Environment found that over 50% of the plastic leaking into world oceans comes from China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, suggesting that the two whales died in unsafe waters for marine life.

More news: Trump to rally in Tupelo ahead of Senate runoff

Indonesia, ranked second behind China in the 2015 study of mismanaged plastic waste from populations living near coastal areas in 192 countries, has pledged US$1 billion a year to reduce marine plastic debris by 70 per cent by 2025.

In June, the death of a pilot whale in Thailand with 80 pieces of plastic rubbish in its stomach garnered headlines locally, but drew more attention outside the country.

Indonesia has a plastic problem.

Pandjaitan also said that the grim find should raise awareness amongst the general population of Indonesia regarding plastic use and waste.

Pandjaitan has pushed the government to take tougher action on plastic to help protect our oceans.

"It is possible that many other marine animals are also contaminated with plastic waste and this is very unsafe for our lives".

Donate At Caribbean News Service, we do not charge for our content and we want to keep it that way.

Related News:

  • Amazon Among Bidders for Fox Regional Sports Networks

    Amazon Among Bidders for Fox Regional Sports Networks

    Department of Justice has forced Disney to auction off the channels as a condition of acquiring Fox's entertainment assets. Amazon may be looking to buy the 22 regional sports networks that Disney is picking up from 21st Century Fox .
    Floersch undergoes successful operation after horror Macau crash

    Floersch undergoes successful operation after horror Macau crash

    Earlier on Monday, Floersch's Twitter account posted in German: "The medical team is deliberately working slowly to avoid risks". She will have to stay there for a while, but let's hope we see her again soon where she belongs: "in a racing auto ", he said.
    Airbnb to remove West Bank settlement rental listings

    Airbnb to remove West Bank settlement rental listings

    San Francisco-basked Airbnb is eyeing an IPO next year after announcing in February it would not make a public debut this year. A spokesperson for company said the decision will go into effect "in the coming days".
  • RIP Steam Link: Valve’s streaming gadget has been discontinued

    RIP Steam Link: Valve’s streaming gadget has been discontinued

    What just happened? It's the end of the road for Steam Link , another failed hardware initiative from Valve . If you have bought and regularly use a Steam Link box, Valve has some words of reassurance.
    Charles Howell III clings to 1-shot lead at the RSM Classic

    Charles Howell III clings to 1-shot lead at the RSM Classic

    Since then he has notched 53 top-10 finishes and six second-place finishes, but he hasn't returned to the winner's circle. Howell says one problem he has battled is thinking too far ahead and trying too hard.
    The Real Reason California Has More Wildfires Than Finland

    The Real Reason California Has More Wildfires Than Finland

    But he pointed out that this is not done with a rake - and the wood is collected for energy production . Forests cover over 70 percent of Finland's 338,000 square kilometers.
  • Black Friday deals not such a bargain after all

    Black Friday deals not such a bargain after all

    So whether you're shopping in-person or online, there's sure to be some sort of deal on nearly anything you can think of. Amazon said its Black Friday deals represented "millions of pounds of savings" for customers.
    The truth about Donald Trump's Bin Laden 'prediction'

    The truth about Donald Trump's Bin Laden 'prediction'

    Jennings went on to say that Trump has done a lot for the military such as increasing spending and giving troops pay raises. McRaven had said the president's words were "the greatest threat to democracy" in his lifetime.
    Now for the Wallabies: 'Seduced' England overcome Japan

    Now for the Wallabies: 'Seduced' England overcome Japan

    Jones called on his much-changed side to "smash" his former team and advised the Brave Blossoms to "go to the temple and pray". Joe Cokanasiga scored a debut try as England overcame an almighty scare to fight back and beat Japan 35-15 at Twickenham.
  • Oxfordshire MPs react to proposed withdrawal deal — BREXIT

    Oxfordshire MPs react to proposed withdrawal deal — BREXIT

    He said Ireland needed an "urgent redoubling of Brexit preparations" and he claimed we were not prepared for a no-deal outcome. But some are unhappy with the immigration plans, which have yet to be revealed in detail.
    Tumblr’s iOS App Missing from the App Store

    Tumblr’s iOS App Missing from the App Store

    It's not clear, however, whether Tumblr removed itself from the App Store or whether Apple kicked it out. South Korea has also asked it to do a better job of moderating adult content on the service.
    Chipotle Apologizes To Fired Manager And Offers Her Job Back

    Chipotle Apologizes To Fired Manager And Offers Her Job Back

    He said he was also disappointed that none of the other employees who were on duty spoke up. "Regarding what happened at the St. When the camera zoomed in on her, an employee said the food would be on the house because of the incident surrounding her.


Most liked

Autistic boy pens heartfelt letter to Anne Hegerty
Clearly touched by the star, the young boy penned the letter in which he gushed over the star and her entry into the jungle. And it seems it all got too much for the star as she failed to retrieve the two stars in time.

Skybound restarts work on The Walking Dead with original Telltale devs
Hopefully this will turn out as a fitting final act for a studio that was often at its best when working with the Walking Dead . Those who purchased The Final Season will still have access to the new episodes as they normally would.

Caravan forces short-term shutdown on US border as DHS boosts security
Trump said at one point that he might send as many as 15,000 troops to the border, but as of last week, had deployed about 5,900 . Another migrant caravan of around 150 people reportedly set off from El Salvador for the U.S. on Sunday.

Facebook, Instagram outage reported across the country
Facebook confirmed the issues on its Twitter account, saying the company was "working to resolve the issue as soon as possible". Users flocked to Twitter on Tuesday to vent about the outage using the hashtags "FacebookDown" and "InstagramDown".

Holly Willoughby shines on her I’m a Celebrity debut
Joining the "little fella" in the jungle this year is Holly Willoughby - a fine choice and one reportedly picked by Ant himself. Weirdly, Ant and Dec actually predicted that Holly would be joining the show a year ago , in a joke made by December .

CDC Warns Of Another Romaine-Centered E. Coli Alert
Thirteen people were hospitalized, including one person who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. Additionally, you should make sure to wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in refrigerators where romaine was stored.

Sean Payton, Saints didn't think Carson Wentz could beat them
Because we believe, and I believe in those players, I believe in those coaches. "I got a lot of respect for what they're doing, especially Sean".

Google Pixel 3 Lite images and key specifications leaked
For what it's worth, the three Google Pixel 3 smartphones we have at the MobileSyrup office have not experienced this issue. Some report that restarting their Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL can solve it, or even performing a full factory reset.

JR Smith's wild tenure with the Cleveland Cavaliers is over
The Cavs released a statement Tuesday afternoon confirming JR will no longer be with the team. I think the goal is to develop and lose to get lottery picks.

Russian Federation says US senators meddling in election of next Interpol head
Former US ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul said the candidacy was "worrying for anyone who believes in the rule of law". The Kremlin dismissed the U.S. senators' letter as a "vivid example" of an attempt to interfere in the vote.

Peace Deal Crucial Before Elections: High Peace Council
Another senior member said Khalilzad's strategy to declare a deadline showed how desperate the United States was to withdraw foreign forces.

Yankees acquire James Paxton in blockbuster trade
The AL East arms race between Boston and NY seems to be heating up. "They're always expecting to win, just like I do". In return, Seattle picks up a top-end pitching prospect in that of Sheffield.

Spain rocks the boat with demand for Brexit veto over Gibraltar
Spain has threatened to block the Brexit deal if it does not get a veto over how any future trade deal applies to Gibraltar. The divorce deal sets up a new UK-Spanish oversight committee to manage ties across the border after Brexit.

Alia Bhatt: I Just Want To Work Here & Entertain The Audience!
Talking about tying the knot with beau, she said , "If people are waiting for my wedding then, they have to wait for it". First, seeing the picture you will think either Alia is upset with Ranbir or she is upset with other things.

Germany 2-2 Netherlands: Late drama as Dutch secure semi-final spot
Germany will give young players a chance to stake a claim after suffering relegation from the UEFA Nations League Group A, coach Joachim Low has said.