Vets rescued the mammal and spent the next five days trying to nurse it back to health but he finally died on Friday after vomiting up plastic bags all week. After being found near the Malaysia border, the pilot whale was treated by veterinarians while kept afloat by buoys and protected from harmful solar radiation by umbrellas. At least 300 marine animals including pilot whales, sea turtles and dolphins, perish each year in Thai waters after ingesting plastic.
The whale was seen along the coast of southern Thailand in Songkhla Province on May 28th appearing ill and unable to swim.
A pilot whale found in a canal in Thailand has died after a five-day rescue effort - victim of the millions of tonnes of plastic dumped in the ocean each year.
Jatuporn Buruspat, the head of the DMCR in Thailand, said that the issue of plastic pollution will be brought to the public's attention during the observation of World Oceans Day on June 8th.
One shopper at the mall said she's sad about the death of the whale, and that everybody must take responsibility for the things they throw away.
"We use way too much plastic".
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The study was funded by the National Cancer Institute, some foundations and proceeds from the US breast cancer postage stamp. In a lab, Rosenberg's team grew those few immune cells into billions, then injected them into Perkins' bloodstream.
From street vendors selling satay to shop clerks putting purchases into multiple bags, Thais use a huge amount of plastic.
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has declared improved waste management a national priority, and government agencies are evaluating ways to reduce consumption, an official said.
President Trump's Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judith Garber attended the U.N. Environment Assembly previous year in Kenya, meeting with youth groups on pollution and recycling.
Participants at the event pointed out that shoppers in the country still use a lot of plastic bags, and there are not enough facilities to dispose of them.
Greenpeace's Tara urged the government to quickly enact regulations.