Whale found with 6kg of plastic in stomach

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A dead sperm whale that washed ashore in a national park in Indonesia had nearly 6kg of plastic waste in its stomach.

Items found included 115 drinking cups, four plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags and two flip-flops.

The measured 9.5m long.

The discovery has caused concern among environmentalists.

It was not possible to say whether the plastic had caused the whale’s death.

The use of throwaway plastic is a particular problem in some South East Asian countries, including Indonesia.

Five Asian nations – China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand – account for up to 60% of the plastic waste that ends up in oceans, according to a 2015 report.

51 Responses

  1. this is just devastatingly sad and brought me to tears.This should never happen again and if i see another dead whale from now to the time i die i will vomit.!!!:(:(:(:(:(

  2. soon the sealife is going to die and thats not cool i have cause i love turtles

  3. I hope we can make a change to this and stop throwing plastic/rubbish waste into the ocean. this is killing our poor sea life, this needs to stop. It’s so sad to see many deaths of Whales/sea life every year. I hope we can all stop this 🙂

  4. That is crazy how much plastic goes into that whale! We must change our actions because we don’t want that happening again.

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