Another Dead Whale Is Serious Reminder Of Our Massive Plastic Problem

Experts discovered the internal partitions of the whale’s stomach to be inflamed resulting from a bacterial or fungal infection. This is probably going a results of the whale unable to expel the plastics from its system, leading to peritonitis.

The male sperm whale, an endangered species protected within the US under the Endangered Species Conservation Act, weighed over 6 tonnes and measured 33 feet long. Sperm whales usually eat squid and live a similar lifespan as people, averaging 70 years.