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In the stomach of the deceased sperm whale found 29 kilograms of plastic

In the stomach of the sperm whale, which was thrown on the coast of Spain in February this year, scientists found 29 kg of plastic. During the opening of the 10-meter carcass, they came across plastic bags, a canister, pieces of ropes and nets. This plastic and caused the death of a sperm whale, whose stomach simply could not cope with digesting such a volume of debris, writes Science Alert .

The blockage of the digestive system led to an infectious peritonitis, which became the direct cause of mammal death.

According to some information, about 8 million tons of plastic waste annually merge into the world ocean. They suffer from sea, not bipedal creatures. A month ago it was reported that in the Pacific Ocean a garbage stain the size of three territories of France accumulated. It is expected that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.

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