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Researchers Say Dead Gray Whale Filled With Garbage
KIRO TV ^ | April 19, 2010

Posted on 04/20/2010 2:39:07 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Researchers said a dead gray whale discovered on West Seattle’s Arroyo Beach last Wednesday was filled with a variety of debris, reported KIRO 7 Eyewitness News.

Cascadia Research Collective, which has performed hundreds of whale necropsies, said it has never seen so much debris in the stomach of a gray whale.

Researchers said items found inside the gray whale included small towels, sweatpants, plastic bags, surgical gloves, a golf ball and small bits of plastic.

Though the volume of junk was unusual, scientists said the debris was probably not what killed the whale. The cause of the whale's death is still being investigated.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: garbage; goat; michaelmoore; whales
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1 posted on 04/20/2010 2:39:08 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Give it a rest with the Kennedy stories, willya?


2 posted on 04/20/2010 2:40:32 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Conservative Bostonian, atheist pro-lifer, outnumbered by the clueless)
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To: nickcarraway
...a golf ball ...

Titleist?

3 posted on 04/20/2010 2:42:24 PM PDT by gundog (Outrage is anger taken by surprise. Nothing these people do surprises me anymore.)
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To: nickcarraway

What a strange story. It’s like the whale took a bite out of a garbage dump.


4 posted on 04/20/2010 2:42:25 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: nickcarraway

Don’t click on the slide show if you’re eating. Blech!


5 posted on 04/20/2010 2:42:45 PM PDT by T Minus Four (Abortion: one dead, one wounded.)
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To: gundog

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6 posted on 04/20/2010 2:43:02 PM PDT by gundog (Outrage is anger taken by surprise. Nothing these people do surprises me anymore.)
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To: nickcarraway

Not a very discriminating diner.


7 posted on 04/20/2010 2:43:05 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: nickcarraway

I would think a whale living along the lefty coast would be filled with love and flowers not junk, those liberal pigs!


8 posted on 04/20/2010 2:43:06 PM PDT by Dem Guard
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe he was going by the Green mantra: “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” or somesuch ... I say we name him “Fat Albert” in honor of a certain former VP.


9 posted on 04/20/2010 2:43:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/backroom/2312894/posts?page=242)
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To: boop

They crossbred a whale and a goat?


10 posted on 04/20/2010 2:43:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: skr

Too much salt in the salt water.


11 posted on 04/20/2010 2:45:30 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: Darkwolf377
Can't anthropomorphized whales enjoy pica just like their zoomorphized counterparts?
12 posted on 04/20/2010 2:45:46 PM PDT by dhuffman@awod.com (The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.)
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To: nickcarraway

“Whale Wars” teaming up with “Hoarders”?


13 posted on 04/20/2010 2:45:54 PM PDT by Wissa (Gone Galt)
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To: nickcarraway

“Gray Whale Filled With Garbage”

Who knew whales work for MSNBC? ;-)


14 posted on 04/20/2010 2:46:02 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: gundog
Are you a Marine Biologist?
15 posted on 04/20/2010 2:46:04 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: nickcarraway

Literally “junk” food. What would Michelle say?


16 posted on 04/20/2010 2:47:34 PM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: nickcarraway

When did whales start eating junk food?


17 posted on 04/20/2010 2:48:33 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: martinidon
No time to be picky...is anybody here a marine biologist?
18 posted on 04/20/2010 2:48:40 PM PDT by gundog (Outrage is anger taken by surprise. Nothing these people do surprises me anymore.)
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To: nickcarraway

Was the whale cruising just off of the Jersey Shore?


19 posted on 04/20/2010 2:49:01 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: nickcarraway

In other news, the east coast has a big, white house filled with garbage.


20 posted on 04/20/2010 2:49:20 PM PDT by loungitude ( The truth hurts.)
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To: Dem Guard

I wouldn’t think a baleen whale would get all that crap in it.


21 posted on 04/20/2010 2:49:24 PM PDT by gundog (Outrage is anger taken by surprise. Nothing these people do surprises me anymore.)
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To: nickcarraway

This woman had the same problem as the whale. She swallowed 78 forks and spoons, which lodged in her stomach, for no apparent reason beyond that she felt like it.

22 posted on 04/20/2010 2:49:37 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: nickcarraway

It’s easy to explain the junk inside the whale. The whale ate a jogger, a doctor, a golfer and a homelss person.


23 posted on 04/20/2010 2:51:34 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness)
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To: nickcarraway

Finally, a solution to both our garbage and our whale problems!!!


24 posted on 04/20/2010 2:52:28 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: boop

I’m sure it’ll be proven false down the road. Think about all the junk and how a whale would ever ingest it. The golfball is the best BS story.

My guess is this is another save the whales waco made up story.


25 posted on 04/20/2010 2:54:33 PM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: nickcarraway
Do you suppose it caused global warming?
26 posted on 04/20/2010 2:54:44 PM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: nickcarraway

Thanks for posting this.


27 posted on 04/20/2010 2:58:30 PM PDT by unspun (PRAY & WORK FOR FREEDOM - investigatingobama.blogspot.com)
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To: unspun

You are so welcome.


28 posted on 04/20/2010 3:01:44 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: boop

The Pacific Ocean is a garbage dump. The largest in the world.


29 posted on 04/20/2010 3:06:50 PM PDT by americanophile (DeMint/Ryan '12)
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To: nickcarraway
I think these are the murderers:


30 posted on 04/20/2010 3:09:08 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Larry Lucido

Seinfeld ping!

“The sea was angry that day my friends. Like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli.”

“A hole in one.”.


31 posted on 04/20/2010 3:11:33 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: americanophile

Isn’t there a plastic floating island the size of Texas out in the Pacific?


32 posted on 04/20/2010 3:13:15 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds like that whale would have been a good candidate to appear on A&E’s Hoarders.


33 posted on 04/20/2010 3:15:42 PM PDT by kaylar (It's MARTIAL law. Not marshal(l) or marital! This has been a spelling PSA. PS Secede not succeed)
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To: nickcarraway

What everyone is missing in this story is not the junk that the whale ate (obviously from an east coast source), but what killed it off the coast of Seattle. I KNOW WHAT KILLED IT. It is a story that has been around for awhile but nobody will listen.

all of these island in Juan de Fuca’s are seeping out all of the human waste deposited there. This high level of fecal material is killed off whales and has for a long time, at an alarming rate.

This poor whale ate all kind of nan decomposable material but it still was left to the sludge of the island residents to actually it. These are people that profess to be animal and wildlife lovers but their actions in beyond belief. :)

It should be mandated that all of the US islands in the Juan De Fucas and the Puget Sound, including coastal resident of the mainland, be vacated immediately and permanently.

Seattle has the highest death rate among large whale populations of any coastal region. An enviromental tradegy is taking place and nobody wants to do anything about.


34 posted on 04/20/2010 3:17:29 PM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. Calling all Son's of Liberty)
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To: dirtymac

and next time I will do a spell check. Sorry


35 posted on 04/20/2010 3:19:35 PM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. Calling all Son's of Liberty)
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To: gundog
A Titleist!


36 posted on 04/20/2010 3:23:18 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Signalman

“Was the whale cruising just off of the Jersey Shore?”

LOL! ~ Seaside Whale Cafe ~


37 posted on 04/20/2010 3:23:54 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: nickcarraway; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
...included small towels, sweatpants, plastic bags, surgical gloves, a golf ball and small bits of plastic.
Consequence of a wild yachting weekend by Tiger Woods?

BTW, congratulations to Phil Mickelson for winning the Masters, 17 under, only been bettered three times in Masters' history.
38 posted on 04/20/2010 3:46:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: SunkenCiv

Now he is corrupting a whale? When will it end?


39 posted on 04/20/2010 3:48:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My thoughts exactly.
The whale was practicing green living by recycling.


40 posted on 04/20/2010 3:48:13 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Chairman Mao was a community organizer)
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To: SunkenCiv

Either that or Jonah is bigger hog than we ever imagined.


41 posted on 04/20/2010 3:48:43 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: gundog
I think George Costanza is....
42 posted on 04/20/2010 3:48:52 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: dirtymac

Mandated depopulation of islands and coastal areas? Are you from the UN and you’re here to help us?


43 posted on 04/20/2010 3:56:54 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: nickcarraway

Very sad.


44 posted on 04/20/2010 4:05:26 PM PDT by cubreporter (Rush is an American Patriot. He has been blessed with exceptional wisdom. Thank God for Rush!!!)
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To: nickcarraway

Did they fing Jimmy Hoffa in there?


45 posted on 04/20/2010 4:20:33 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: nickcarraway

As a kid i remember seeing huge barges loaded with trash to dump out there in the oecean.
This was not my idea.
I believe it was our all knowing governments idea to dump thousands of tons of trash in the ocean, not mine.


46 posted on 04/20/2010 4:26:34 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: mowowie

They were just using you as a scapegoat.


47 posted on 04/20/2010 4:32:57 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: dirtymac

It’s the drainage from Victoria BC that is dumping the sewage. It flows directly from the pipes to the Strait.


48 posted on 04/20/2010 4:46:26 PM PDT by irishtenor (Tag line is on vacation.)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m calling BS on this one. It’s just too perfect a fit for the worldview of the Goreons.


49 posted on 04/20/2010 6:45:15 PM PDT by johncatl (...governs least, governs best.)
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To: nickcarraway

Hey, goat granny says goats don’t eat that stuff..I have to keep correcting people on goats...:O) But I always was told that whales are very intelligent...obiviously this one wasn’t...


50 posted on 04/20/2010 6:56:38 PM PDT by goat granny
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