88 pounds of plastic found in stomach of dead whale

DAVAO, Phillippines -- A dead whale recovered in the Philippines was found with "the most plastic we have ever seen" in the animal, according to a natural history museum.

D'Bone Collector Museum posted over the weekend on Facebook about the recovery.

In a series of photos, the museum showed plastic being removed from the stomach of a Cuvier's beaked whale. The 88 pounds of plastic included 16 rice sacks, four banana plantation-style bags and multiple shopping bags.
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"It was so bad the plastic was beginning calcification," said Darrell Blatchley, president and founder of D' Bone Collector Museum.

The male whale measured about 15 feet.

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