CNN Environmental campaigners are raising the alarm after a sperm whale was found dead on an Italian beach with plastic in its stomach. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Experts say the dead sperm whale was a young female. Greenpeace Italia said the carcass of the young animal -- estimated to be 7 years old -- washed up Friday on the beach at Cefalu, a popular tourist destination in Sicily. Grim images posted on the group's Facebook page show the whale lying on the beach, its stomach full of plastic bags and other plastic objects.
Dead sperm whale found off Italian island had 22kg of plastic in stomach: Report
Sperm whale found dead with 13 pounds of plastic in its stomach in Indonesia
Indonesians were surprised to find a dead sperm whale washed ashore in one of its national parks. The whale, which measured about 31 feet, was spotted in the shores of the Wakatobi National Park in Kapota Island. Inside its stomach were at least plastic drinking cups, 25 plastic bags, four plastic bottles, pieces of strings and two rubber slippers. The animal was in an advanced state of decay. Officials say that they were not certain if the plastic was the main cause of death. Nevertheless, the state of the sperm whale still triggered huge concerns among environmentalists and animal activists from all over the world. Plastic bags are often used in Southeast Asian nations, including Indonesia, when people buy almost anything.
Dead sperm whale found in Indonesia had ingested '6kg of plastic'
All rights reserved. A dead sperm whale that washed ashore in eastern Indonesia had consumed a horrifying collection of plastic trash, including drinking cups, 25 plastic bags, plastic bottles, two flip-flops and a bag containing more than 1, pieces of string. The rotting carcass of the foot 9. Sperm whales normally feed mostly on giant squid, supplemented with octopus, fish, shrimp, crab, and small sharks. Read more about that here.
Their stomachs were full of plastic. Photo: Facebook. Back at the end of January of , thirteen sperm whales washed up dead on beaches in Germany. You might have heard about it, because it made international headlines.