How a swallowed DVD case led to a young whale's death

January 11, 2015 5:36 PM

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How a swallowed DVD case led to a young whale's death

Another dead whale, this one found in Washington state, was also thought to be a sei whale. (AP Photo/Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Dan Ayres)

A discarded DVD case is offering a brutal example of the effects our trash continues to have on marine wildlife. A young sei whale—a member of an endangered species—was found in a Chesapeake Bay tributary, seeming confused.

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