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A heavy whale washed ashore with 22kg of rubbish in it!

In the stomach of a pregnant female spermaceti sperm whale, whose body had been washed ashore, 22 kg of plastic and other plastic waste was found. Sadly, it is becoming an everyday occurrence to find the dead inhabitants of the deep sea with their bodies filled with rubbish bags, broken pieces of fishing nets, fishing
Published: April 5, 2019 - 15:44
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 18:01
A heavy whale washed ashore with 22kg of rubbish in it!

In the stomach of a pregnant female spermaceti sperm whale, whose body had been washed ashore, 22 kg of plastic and other plastic waste was found. Sadly, it is becoming an everyday occurrence to find the dead inhabitants of the deep sea with their bodies filled with rubbish bags, broken pieces of fishing nets, fishing tackle and various other rubbish.

The dead animal was 8 metres long and was found on the shore near the popular tourist destination of Porto Cervo in Italian Sardinia. The exact cause of death will be known after histological and toxicological tests are carried out by veterinarians in Padua, northern Italy.

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[blockquote style=”2″]”The female was pregnant and almost certainly miscarried before the sea swept her body ashore. The fetus was already in an advanced state of decomposition.” – said Luca Bittau, chairman of the SeeMe group[/blockquote].

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Italian Environment Minister Sergio Costa also addressed the issue, saying in strong terms that there are probably no people left who do not consider these problems to be important. He added that for the Ministry of the Environment, combating them is an absolute priority.

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For many years we have taken advantage of the comfort of disposable items, but today we are faced with the bill we have been given for being short-sighted and reckless in this area.

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Minister Costa also stressed that the ban on many single-use items adopted by the EU Parliament was an important step and assured that Italy would be the first country to implement it.

Source: cnn.com

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