A marine veterinarian (centre) and two volunteers remove plastics from the stomach of a dead pilot whale at the Marine and Coastal Resource R&D Centre in Songkhla province, Thailand, on June 3. The whale died after swallowing more than 80 plastic bags, Thai officials said, after attempts to nurse the mammal back to health failed. Photo: AFP / www.thaiwhales.org

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A marine veterinarian (centre) and two volunteers remove plastics from the stomach of a dead pilot whale at the Marine and Coastal Resource R&D Centre in Songkhla province, Thailand, on June 3. The whale died after swallowing more than 80 plastic bags, Thai officials said, after attempts to nurse the mammal back to health failed. Photo: AFP / www.thaiwhales.org
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