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This whale was killed by 64 pounds of trash

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About 64 pounds of plastic trash killed a young sperm whale that washed up in southeast Spain, according to scientists. 

The whale, whose body landed in Cape Palos on Feb. 27, most likely died because it couldn’t digest the plastic trash, fish nets, and garbage bags found in its digestive system. At 33 feet long, the whale only weighed 13,000 pounds. Adult sperm whales can weigh up to 120,000 pounds. 

According to officials in the Murcia region, scientists even found a plastic drum in the whale’s stomach. Unable to pass the garbage, the whale suffered severe inflammation called peritonitis until its death.   Read more…

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