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Title Title
Whale with five plastic rubbish bags in stomach  Whale dies after ingesting plastic rubbish bags
Summary Summary
This example focused on the ongoing serious issue of plastic waste in oceans  The creature's sate focused global attention on the ongoing issue of plastic waste in oceans
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Content Content
A male pilot whale vomited up five black plastic waste bags while being rescued from a canal in , multiple news outlets reported.  
  A male pilot whale vomited up five black plastic waste bags while being rescued from a canal in Thailand, multiple <a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44344468">news outlets reported</a>.
The whale, which died despite intense efforts to save it, was found to have 80 lbs of plastic waste in its stomach when a post-mortem was carried out.  The whale, which died despite intense efforts to save it, was found to have 18 lbs (8.2kg) of plastic waste in its stomach when a post-mortem was carried out.
  ''“This plastic rubbish made the whale sick and unable to hunt for food,” a local Marine Resources department official said, <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-whale/plastic-bags-jam-stomach-of-dead-pilot-whale-in-thailand-idUSKCN1IZ08W">according to Reuters</a>.
  The <em>New York Times</em>, quoting a Science journal study, said Thailand is <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/04/world/asia/thailand-whale-plastics-pollution.html">one of the top six countries</a> in the world for discarding plastics into the environment.
  Eight million tonnes of plastic, including bottles and packaging, are dumped into the ocean every year,  the <a href="https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/press-release/un-declares-war-ocean-plastic-0">United Nations Environment Programme</a> said in 2017.
  See the <em>WikiTribune</em> project on plastic pollution.
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  Environment, Natural Disasters
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  Marine life, Oceans, Plastic pollution, Thailand, whales
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