What a pity! Plastic bag kills whale shark in Sabah
KOTA KINABALU: A whale shark, which died due to a plastic bag blocking its digestive system, was washed up on a beach near here.
Wildlife authorities said the shark probably died of starvation after being unable to eat.
The carcass of the young whale shark was found by a school teacher jogging at Pantai Tanjung Aru in Menumbuk, about 150km southwest of here, on Feb 5.
After being alerted, Sabah Wildlife Department director Augustine Tuuga summoned a team from the department’s Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU) to investigate the incident.
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