The Garbage Whales Are Eating

| 6/2/2010 10:49:49 AM


High Country News has published an interactive report about the contents of a stranded gray whale’s stomach. The whale was 37 feet long, so there was room for plastic bags, duct tape, assorted clothing, and a Capri Sun juice pack, among other things. HCN puts it all in a global perspective, offering stats on the items most frequently found drifting in the oceans. The only thing more ubiquitous than plastic bags? Cigarettes. Which would be fine, but smoking whales just go extinct faster.

Source: High Country News

Congratulations to High Country News, which won a 2010 Utne Independent Press Award for environmental coverage.

Pay Now Save $5!

Utne Summer 2016Want to gain a fresh perspective? Read stories that matter? Feel optimistic about the future? It's all here! Utne Reader offers provocative writing from diverse perspectives, insightful analysis of art and media, down-to-earth news and in-depth coverage of eye-opening issues that affect your life.

Save Even More Money By Paying NOW!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You save an additional $5 and get 4 issues of Utne Reader for only $40.00 (USA only).

Or Bill Me Later and pay just $45 for 4 issues of Utne Reader!

Facebook Instagram Twitter

click me