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Another Dead Whale Is Serious Reminder Of Our Massive Plastic Problem


The above image is an art installation created by Greenpeace Philippines in May 2017 to raise awareness to the problem. See below for an image of the whale this story is about.

A sperm whale was discovered washed ashore lifeless after swallowing 64 pounds of plastic debris. The male sperm whale was found on the Murcian coast in southern Spain in late February, reminding us how critical plastic waste within the oceans has turn into.

After investigating, the El Valle Wildlife Rescue Center decided that the sperm whale was killed by gastric shock to its abdomen and intestines after ingesting 64 pounds of plastic. The post-mortem discovered plastic bags, nets, ropes, plastic sacks, and even a plastic jerrycan within the whale’s abdomen and intestines.


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