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Golf Ball kills whale. Nobody could find a marine biologist to save the big fish

(Newser)–A gray whale found dead in Washington state’s Puget Sound had been scarfing down shrimp—and also a golf ball, woody debris, algae, pieces of rope and plastic, and some sort of flat spongy material. The garbage was minimal and not the cause of death, which remains under investigation, a NOAA Fisheries spokesman says. But it’s common for whales to pick up debris near urban areas because they are filter feeders. “Whatever trash and debris sitting on the sea floor in that sediment is trapped inside the mouth, and it will then swallow,” says a NOAA coordinator. The carcass was spotted Sunday off of Camano Island; the skeleton of the 37-foot sub adult male will be cleaned and sent to the Smithsonian Institution. Even with results of tests for contaminants and diseases, the cause of the whale’s death may never be known. “Sometimes we’re able to put pieces of the puzzle together and other times those samples don’t shed any light on cause of death,” says the NOAA coordinator.

The sea was angry that day my friends…like an old man trying to send back soup at a deli.

 

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  1. jeffreycarson
    May 3, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Hahahaha! Of course, very sad…very sad…

  2. Nikky
    May 3, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    There should be a law past! Where nets should be placed on the boats, ships & etc.I believe there should be fun. But to protect these mammal’s something like this needs to be done! And where the golf courses are next to the ocean. There should be long nets built up so the balls won’t get into the water. This is just to sad. And it is caused by humans!

  3. Nikky
    May 3, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    OH CRAP! HA I guess I left that for you. I am sorry. This is the first time on this kind of page my bad… OOO I am a durrr da durrr. Happens. But I am very sorry:)

  4. Nikky
    May 3, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    There should be a law past! Where nets should be placed on the boats, ships & etc.I believe there should be fun. But to protect these mammal’s something like this needs to be done! And where the golf courses are next to the ocean. There should be long nets built up so the balls won’t get into the water. This is just to sad. And it is caused by humans!

  5. Nikky
    May 3, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Different sight then I am used too. So I am done.

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