Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 12:17PM
Drew Wolfe

Researchers Find 115 Plastic Cups In Dead Whale's Stomach

"A dead sperm whale found in Indonesia had at least 13 pounds of garbage in its stomach, including 115 plastic cups and two sandals, according to a team of researchers including the World Wide Fund For Nature."

"'Although we have not been able to deduce the cause of death, the facts that we see are truly awful,' Dwi Suprapti, a marine species conservation coordinator at WWF Indonesia, told The Associated Press."

"The dead animal was found earlier this week on Kapota Island, Southeast Sulawesi by a team from Wakatobi National Park, according to The Jakarta Post. The newspaper reported that the animal was starting to decompose when it was found."

"In addition to the cups and sandals, the WWF said the following items were found in the animal's stomach: 19 pieces of hard plastic, four plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags, and about seven pounds of rope."

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