Among things like sweat pants, diapers and plastic bags, a golf ball was found in the stomach of a dead gray whale that beached off the coast of Seattle the other day. The brand of the ball, however, was not confirmed. Should it be found to be a Titleist, well then, we’ll have a place to start the investigation.
The items were not the cause of the whale’s death and it is suspected that whales consume a great deal of our trash while cruising coastal waters. It still doesn’t excuse our nation’s collective lack of concern about the conditions of our oceans. A representative with Cascadia Research Collective said that the whale had more debris than has been seen before.
What a way to kick-off Earth Week.