Another plastic-filled dead whale has been found. This time washed ashore on a beach in Sicily, Italy.
CNN reports the about 7-year-old sperm whale’s stomach was full of several kilograms worth of plastic bags and other garbage.
Sperm whales normally live 70-80 years. This one was so young it hadn’t yet cut its teeth.
The carcass found Friday is the fifth sperm whale found beached on Italian shores in five months. Area environmental groups are sounding alarm and launching plastic cleanup and monitoring efforts.