A sperm whale that washed up on a beach in Spain had 64 pounds of plastic and waste in its stomach

When a young sperm whale washed up on a beach in southern Spain, scientists wanted to know what killed it. They now know: waste -- 64 pounds of it. Most of it plastic, but also ropes, pieces of net and other debris lodged in its stomach.

CNN

Last updated on 16 April 2018

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Spain
Region: 
Europe
Threats: 
Pollution
Species: 
Physeter macrocephalus
Species group: 
Marine mammals
CMS tags: 
marine debris