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The plastics in our ocean

On March 15, a dead whale washed ashore on the beaches of Compostela Valley. An examination on the carcass revealed the cause of death were “starvation and dehydration” after it was found that it ingested 40 kilograms of plastic. 

It was tagged as one of the worst cases of poisoning ever seen.

Earlier this month, Greenpeace Philippines released underwater photos taken from the Verde Island Passage in Batangas during an underwater exploration the organization conducted onboard the Rainbow Warrior on March 7 and 8. 

Numerous single-use plastic sachets have been found between, beneath, and on the corals and seabed of Verde Island Passage, the epicenter of marine biodiversity in the world.

A crab was trapped inside a plastic cup.

The plastics in our ocean

A discarded sauce packaging was found in between corals.

The plastics in our ocean

An old sachet was found lying on the corals.

The plastics in our ocean

A small wrasse swims by a sachet of toothpaste.

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A discarded shampoo sachet was seen lying around the corals.

The plastics in our ocean

A spaghetti sauce packaging was floating in Verde Island Passage.

The plastics in our ocean

Photos by Noel Guevara and Boogs Rosales / Greenpeace

Topics: dead whale , Greenpeace Philippines , Verde Island Passage
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