Pilot whales are majestic creatures of the sea and are in the same family as dolphins. Like us, they are mammals” warm-blooded and give birth to their young. The mother pilot whale nurse her calves for more than three years, and the mother-calf bond is typically strong for this species (Photo: wikipedia).
Last week, a young male pilot whale was washed up in a canal between the Thai-Malaysian border. A large group of volunteers tried to keep him alive by helping him stay afloat with buoys and holding up umbrellas to protect him from the scorching sun. The young whale vomited up five plastic bags, but the other EIGHTY in his stomach, weighing a whopping 8 kgs), killed him in the end.
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A few short years ago, eco-activism is the province of the hardcore but since then, there had been so many wake-up calls that we can no longer ignore. Adopting “green” practices and making changes in our lives is something that we all have to do. It is our responsibility.
South East Asia is the biggest user of plastic bags that end up in landfills and oceans. This is effect of those plastic bags.
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