Dead whale with plastic ball in it

Whale found dead with 100kg ‘litter ball’ in stomach


A sperm whale was found with a ball of litter in its stomach weighing 100kg. ‘The amount of plastic in the stomach is horrific, must have compromised digestion, and serves to demonstrate the hazards marine litter can cause to marine life,’ say experts.

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