Pregnant Whale Found Washed Up on Beach with Nearly 50 Pounds of Plastic in its Stomach

A pregnant whale that washed up in Sardinia, Italy, reportedly had nearly 50 pounds of plastic inside of its stomach.

The sperm whale, which was around 26 feet long, was found beached with a dead fetus inside it. Inside its stomach, scientists found found 22 kilograms of “garbage bags … fishing nets, lines, tubes, the bag of a washing machine liquid still identifiable, with brand and barcode … and other objects no longer identifiable.”

The cause of death will not be known until histological and toxicological examinations are carried out by veterinarians.

Source: Pregnant sperm whale washed up in Sardinia had 22 kilograms of plastic in stomach – CNN

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