1. As we opened the stomach we found out why the whale was dehydrated and died. Blocking the Intestines was a plastic bag used for chips.
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4. Upon opening the ovaries our hearts dropped. The Dwarf Sperm Whale was pregnant.
5. Baby Dwarf Sperm Whale.
6. Baby Dwarf Sperm Whale.
Some days have their ups and downs. This day did. Released a rescued Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) then responded to a stranded Dwarf Sperm Whale (Kogia sima) that died 10 hours later. The cause was the worst. Huge thanks to BFAR QRT Region 11, the Philippine Coast Guard and those who helped.
(This is Part 2 of a 2-part photo set)
This Dwarf Sperm Whale stranded and died last 23 July in Davao City. Its death is attributed to a plastic bag (Yari Ka Corn Chips brand) blocking its intestines.
This fetus of a Dwarf Sperm Whale was recovered from the womb of a stranded animal last week in Davao City. The mother reportedly died due to complications brought about by plastic bag ingestion. Adult Dwarf Sperm Whales can reach a length of 2.7m. Sad.