If you’re wondering where your improperly disposed garbage goes then know this: it was probably consumed by a hapless animal while looking for some food.
Over the weekend, an 11-meter sperm whale was discovered on the shores of Davao del Norte where it lay dead, GMA News reports.
Darrel Blatchley from the D' Bone Collector Museum conducted a 28-hour necropsy on its carcass and retrieved plastic, nets, wood and fishing hooks inside the whale’s belly.
After the procedure, Blatchley concluded that the whale died due to internal infection caused by improperly disposed human garbage.
Sperm whales are natural deep sea dwellers that can grow up to 20 meters long and weigh up to 45 tons.
Their species is considered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as vulnerable.
So before you thoughtlessly throw your trash think first of the damage you’re actually going to be doing to nature.