Last week, a male pilot whale was seen floating strangely in the waters off Southern Thailand. Government veterinarians and conservationists arrived on the scene, propped the whale up on buoys so it wouldn’t drown, held an umbrella over its head to shield it from the sun and started giving it medicine and fluids.
For five days, they tried to save the animal. But the whale did not improve. On June 1, it began vomiting up pieces plastic.