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"Awwww ... How Cute!" Baby Orca Spotted with Plastic Trash Bag in Its Mouth
| August 01, 2013
| Megan Gannon,
Posted on 08/01/2013 8:12:39 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Orca Spotted with Plastic Bag in Mouth
Researchers snapped a picture of a baby killer whale in the Pacific Northwest holding a plastic bag in its mouth, just the latest example of plastic pollution in the world's oceans. Last month, scientists from the Center for Whale Research monitoring orcas in the Salish Sea say they spotted a calf playing with what at first looked like a small scrap of blubber. When the baby whale dropped the item from its mouth, they realized it was actually a plastic bag.
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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Science
KEYWORDS: blubber; cleaningtheocean; environment; greenagenda; killerwhale; orca; pavethewhales; plastic; plasticbag; plastictrashbags; sonofblubber; whales
Let's not over react now ... this baby orca was merely trying to imitate Bubbles the Whale at the nearby marine park. This balloon blowing baby orca has a great future at Sea World performing shows while also living the life of Riley by being provided the very best seafood smörgåsbord and veterinary care in the world.
If this Sea World scenario doesn't work out, then there is always option #2.
posted on 08/01/2013 8:13:41 PM PDT
("Loose lips sink ships")
Awwww so cute! Can we eat him?
posted on 08/01/2013 8:13:58 PM PDT
(Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
Some animals like plastic. I have cats who eat plastic. Pica? So I try to keep plastic away from the bag eater.
posted on 08/01/2013 8:16:05 PM PDT
Ok, I am just not getting it. Where is this alleged plastic bag?
posted on 08/01/2013 8:38:06 PM PDT
(Stand or die)
“It’s a toy. What can I say? Like ‘Johnny Switchblade’ or ‘Bag o’ glass’, the big fish love playin’ wit plastic. OK?”
posted on 08/01/2013 8:54:00 PM PDT
(America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
Where is this alleged plastic bag?
If you magnify the image you can see the bag covering the front of the lower jaw.
posted on 08/01/2013 10:50:41 PM PDT
Everyone's favorite capitalist pig.
posted on 08/01/2013 10:52:16 PM PDT
posted on 08/02/2013 5:17:21 AM PDT
(life is fragile, handle with prayer)
All the garbage from Japan’s Tsunami should be a major playground!
Maybe he got sunburned and is peeling...
What, kid whales don’t have chores too and take out the trash every now and then?
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