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Dead whale had a bunch of plastic stuff in stomach

2018-11-20 19:20
A dead whale that washed ashore in Indonesia had a large lump of plastic in its stomach. Rescuers from Wakatobi National Park found the rotting carcass of a 31-foot sperm whale. The whale’s stomach had 13 pounds of plastic, including 115 plastic cups and 25 plastic bags. More than 1,000 other pieces of plastic were found. “The facts that we see are truly awful,” said Dwi Suprapti of the World Wildlife Foundation. Researchers couldn’t determine if the plastic caused the whale’s death. Indonesia is the world’s second-largest plastic polluter after China, according to a 2015 study.