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.
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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.