Officials said the sperm whale weighed around 14 tons and an autopsy revealed she was pregnant but the baby was not being fed properly due to the plastic.
”It couldn’t swallow anything else because it stomach was blocked with plastic. Twenty two kilos of plastic is such a large amount and obviously it is sacculated over time but what is important to stress here is that these animals feed at depth and so it would have been eaten near the bottom of the sea.
”That means that down there, there must be an awful lot of rubbish which we have no real idea about.
This is obviously all waste materials from passing ships and they have no idea of the damage they are causing. It is a very sad and worrying situation.”
Man – the destroyer of everything – Regards Mark.