Sperm whale killed by plastic pollution washes up on Spanish coast

4/13/2018
Are plastics now killing whales? A headline in Live Science on April 10 might lead you to think that: “65 Pounds of Plastic Trash Tore This Whale Apart from the Inside.” It seems that a young sperm whale washed up dead on a beach on the southeastern coast of Spain in February. An autopsy performed ...
Adult male sperm whales can weigh seven times that. Scientists said it most likely died because of peritonitis, an abdominal inflammation caused by an infection or rupture of the stomach's inner lining. Another possibility or a digestive failure stemming from the mammal's inability to remove the rubbish ...
A sperm whale found dead on a Spanish beach had 29 kilograms of rubbish in its stomach, which almost certainly killed it. The young mammal was found dead at Cabo de Palos beach in Murcia, southeastern Spain, on February 27. Autopsy results, which were released by regional authorities last week, ...
REGIONAL government authorities in Murcia have said that the sperm whale washed up off the coast at the end of February died as a result of ingesting 29 kilos (64lbs) of plastic waste products. According to an autopsy, the young male was killed by gastric shock and the investigations revealed his ...
A dead sperm whale found off the coast of southern Spain was killed after swallowing 29kg of rubbish. A necropsy of the endangered marine mammal, which beached near a lighthouse in Cabo de Palos in the region of Murcia in February, found the mass of man-made waste, including bags, ropes, nets, ...
A sperm whale was found washed ashore, dead, after ingesting over 29kg of plastics and wastes – consisting of ropes, nets and other waste debris. According to Quartz, scientists from the El Valle Wildlife Rescue Centre in Murcia, Spain, theorised that the build up may have blocked the juvenile male ...
Spain: Whale dies after eating 29 kilos of plastic in trashed waters. | Updated Apr 13 ... This is not the first time a sperm whale dies because of plastic indigestion, in 2013 a whale washed up on Granada's coast with 18 kilos of plastic in its stomach. ... Whales are not the only victims of garbage pollution.
4/12/2018
About 64 pounds of plastic trash killed a young sperm whale that washed up in southeast Spain, according to scientists. The whale, whose body landed in Cape Palos on Feb. 27, most likely died because it couldn't digest the plastic trash, fish nets, and garbage bags found in its digestive system.
A male sperm whale washed up on a Spanish beach last month, and authorities announced last week it was filled with 64 pounds of trash. In a release the government of Murcia, a coastal province in southeast Spain, said garbage bags, sacks, ropes, pieces of nets, and even a drum were found inside ...
These items were among 64 pounds of trash found in the digestive tract of a juvenile sperm whale that recently washed ashore in southern Spain. As Lorraine Chow reports for EcoWatch, the unfortunate whale was found dead on a beach in Spain's Murcia region in February. When researchers at the El ...
A sperm whale washed up dead on the shores of Spain in February, and scientists now say it's because the whale swallowed so much garbage that it couldn't digest it. Researchers found 64 pounds trash — including garbage bags, a plastic drum, and fish netting — inside the young whale's stomach ...
Ropes, nets and even a drum had found their way inside the whale, with the centre's autopsy ruling that it died due to inflammation of the abdominal lining, also known as peritonitis. It weighed just seven tonnes when it was found, well below the 45 tonnes of an average male sperm whale, which ...
SPAIN. Dead sperm whale had 64 pounds of trash in its system. Published: Thursday, April 12, 2018. A young, 33-foot sperm whale found dead off the coast of Spain in February had 64 pounds of trash in its digestive system.
The reports of a dead whale with a large amount of debris in its stomach are real; this photograph, however, does not show the deceased animal. This is an art installation that was created by Greenpeace Philippines in May 2017 to “underscore the massive problem of plastics pollution in the ocean and ...
A young sperm whale that washed ashore on the southeast coast of Spain in February most likely died after being unable to digest more than 60 pounds of plastic trash, fish netting and garbage bags in its stomach and intestines, scientists said this month. The 33-foot-long whale was swept onto a rocky ...
This is not the first time a sperm whale dies because of plastic indigestion, in 2013 a whale washed up on Granada's coast with 18 kilos of plastic in its stomach. “When marine animals eat plastic accidentally, the material accumulates in their digestive system and creates a false impression of satiety and ...
The 33-foot sperm whale was seen near a lighthouse in Cabo de Palos on Spain's southeastern coast on February 27, 2018. Through a necropsy, scientists identified that the items got stuck in the digestive system and various things were found in it including plastic bags, pieces of net, and a plastic ...
It's likely the whale would not have been able to digest or rid its body of the rubbish, experts said, resulting in its death from a stomach infection. What makes the death all the more heartbreaking* is the fact that sperm whales are considered an endangered* species. Six out of the 13 great whale species ...
Scientists wanted to know why a young male sperm whale washed up dead on a beach in southeastern Spain in February, so they performed a whale autopsy. When they cut open the cetacean's stomach, they found 64 pounds (29 kg) of waste, most of it plastic. The whale—a juvenile male, nearly 33 ...
(CNN) -- When a young sperm whale washed up on a beach in southern Spain, scientists wanted to know what killed it. They now know: waste -- 64 pounds of it. Most of it plastic, but also ropes, pieces of net and other debris lodged in its stomach. The discovery has prompted authorities in Murcia, Spain, ...
4/11/2018
A whale that washed up on the coast of Spain had 29kg of plastic debris inside its stomach, researchers have confirmed. The male sperm whale, which weighed 6 tonnes and measures 10 metres, washed up in late February on the Murcian coast, according to The Independent. An autopsy at the El ...
A dead female sperm whale on Grand Isle, Louisiana, last year. Photo: AP. A necropsy revealed that the mammal had trash bags, polypropylene sacks, ropes, net segments and a drum, among other things, in its stomach and intestines. Local authorities said the animal died because of inflammation of ...
The necropsy revealed that the whale died of an abdominal infection called peritonitis, an inflammation of the lining of the inner wall of the abdomen and cover of the abdominal organs. The researchers concluded that the whale suffered impact to its digestive tract, which made it unable to expel waste.
Credit: Department of Tourism, Culture and Environment of Murcia, Spain SOURCE: When a young sperm whale washed up on a beach in southern Spain, scientists wanted to know what killed it. They now know: waste -- 64 pounds of it. Most of it plastic, but also ropes, pieces of net and other debris ...
A picture shared by a local environmental group showed what appears to be a severely underweight sperm whale. Authorities said the animal weighed about 14,300 pounds or seven tons. Male sperm whales, the largest toothed whales, could grow up to 90,000 pounds or 45 tons. Adult female sperm ...
WHEN a young sperm whale washed up on a Spanish beach earlier this year, scientists were keen to find out what caused the animal's death. After finding out what was inside the whale's stomach, they now think they know - and it points to a harrowing problem facing today's marine life. Inside the belly ...
The 10-metre-long whale washed up on the beach of Cabo de Palos in the Spanish region of Murcia on February 27 and was unusually thin. Sperm whales typically feast on giant squid as well as octopus, small sharks and other fish but local wildlife officials soon found an array of rubbish had been ...
A young male sperm whale that was found dead off the coast of Spain had 30kg of garbage in its digestive system. The 10m whale's carcass surfaced in February near a lighthouse in Cabo de Palos on Spain's southeastern coast. A necropsy revealed that the animal had rubbish bags, polypropylene ...
A young male sperm whale that was found dead off the coast of Spain had 64 pounds (29 kilograms) of garbage in its digestive system. The 33-foot whale's carcass surfaced in February near a lighthouse in Cabo de Palos on Spain's southeastern coast. A necropsy revealed that the animal had trash ...
A young sperm whale that washed ashore in Spain had 64 pounds of waste and plastic inside its stomach. Scientists said that the garbage — mostly plastic, plus pieces of ropes and nets and other junk — found lodged in the 33-foot-long mammal's belly and intestines led to its demise. Peritonitis, an ...
When a young sperm whale washed up on a beach in southern Spain, scientists wanted to know what killed it. They now know: waste – 64 pounds of it. Most of it was plastic, but ropes, pieces of net and other debris were also lodged in its stomach. The discovery has prompted authorities in Murcia, ...
When a young sperm whale washed up on a beach in southern Spain, scientists wanted to know what killed it. They now know: waste -- 64 pounds of it. Most of it plastic, but also ropes, pieces of net and other debris lodged in its stomach. Credit: Department of Tourism, Culture and Environment of ...
(CNN) - When a young sperm whale washed up on a beach in southern Spain, scientists wanted to know what killed it. They now know: waste -- 64 pounds of it. Most of it plastic, but also ropes, pieces of net and other debris lodged in its stomach. The discovery has prompted authorities in Murcia, Spain, ...
When a young sperm whale was washed ashore on the beach in southern Spain, the scientists wanted to know what killed it. They now know: waste – 64 pounds. It is mostly plastic, but there are ropes, nets and other debris that accumulate in its stomach. The discovery has prompted authorities in ...
This, say officials, is a concern not only because sperm whales are endangered, but also because it's another grim reminder of just how much plastic waste is being dumped into the ocean. Around 150 million tons of plastic are already floating in our oceans -- with an additional eight million tons entering ...
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“The whale would have been unable to digest or excrete the rubbish,” says the ABC. “It likely died of peritonitis, an inflammation of the tissue that lines the abdomen, which is usually caused by an infection or a hole in the intestines.” The images of the items found in the autopsy have now been shared as ...
The whale is believed to have died from 'gastric shock', an autopsy revealed – and debris including nets, plastic bags and a jerry can were found in its stomach. Experts at the El Valle Wildlife Rescue Centre in Spain say that the 10 metre-long animal died from an inflammation of the inner walls of the ...
4/10/2018
In recent news, a sperm whale was found dead, after it had swallowed around 64 pounds of plastic debris. That's approximately 29 kilograms of plastic in the whale's stomach. Indiatimes reports that the male sperm whale washed ashore on the Murcian coast in southern Spain in late February.
An autopsy on the 10-metre-long juvenile whale was performed after it was found near a lighthouse in Murcia, in the country's south, in February. Twenty-nine kilograms of rubbish including plastic bags, sacks of raffia straw, ropes, nets and a drum were uncovered from the whale's digestive tract by the ...
A sperm whale that washed up on a beach in Spain died due to nearly 30 kilograms of trash that blocked its digestive system. An autopsy on the 10-metre-long juvenile whale was performed after it was found near a lighthouse in Murcia, in the country's south, in February. Twenty-nine kilograms of ...
Sperm whales are listed as an endangered species and protected in the U.S. under both the Endangered Species Conservation Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act. The government of Murcia, Spain, near where the whale washed ashore, was so disturbed by the discovery it launched a ...
Scientists discovered 64 pounds of plastic garbage inside a young sperm whale that washed up on a beach in southern Spain in late February and believe the plastic trash killed it. >> Read more trending news. Researchers with the El Valle Wildlife Rescue Center performed a necropsy on the ...
Items discovered inside the whale during the autopsy included a mass of tangled rope and glass, dozens of plastic bags, a large water container and fishing nets, Live Science reported. The young whale could not expel the huge amount of plastic from its system, researchers said, leading to its death.
Officials in Spain on Wednesday released information regarding a dead whale that in February washed ashore with a stomach full of garbage. The creature, weighing almost six tons and measuring over 30 feet long, had been discovered near Cabo de Palos in the region of Murcia on Feb. 27. During a ...
A male sperm whale found dead with 64 pounds of plastic in its stomach has led to the launch of a clean seas campaign in Murcia, Spain. According to a report by The Local, the whale, whose carcass washed up on Cabo de Palo beach in Murcia in February, most likely died of an intestinal infection, ...
A young male sperm whale washed up dead on the southeastern coast of Spain in February, and now scientists know what killed the animal. During a recent necropsy, investigators discovered nearly 65 lbs. (29 kilograms) of plastic trash crammed into the dead whale's stomach and intestines, including ...
A MASSIVE sperm whale found washed up on the Spanish coast was killed after eating five stone of plastic. The 32-foot-long male had swallowed plastic bags, fishing nets, old ropes and even an old jerry can. The 32-foot-long whale was found washed up on the Spanish coast in. Espacios Naturales ...
Late in February, a juvenile sperm whale washed up dead on a beach in southern Spain. It looked strangely thin, and, as is the norm in cases like this, researchers conducted an autopsy to find out what killed it. What they found was shocking: the whale's stomach contained 64 pounds of plastic.
In February 2018, the body of a dead sperm whale washed up on the southern coast of Spain. To determine the cause of death of the majestic 10-meter-long animal, experts from the El Valle Wildlife Recovery Center conducted an autopsy. The results of this review have just been revealed and they are ...
A dead sperm whale washed ashore off the coast of Spain, was killed by plastic pollution, according to autopsy reports. The young male was discovered on Cabo de Palas beach in Murcia, southern Spain, in February. The official report concluded that the cause of death was peritonitis, an inflammation ...
In a heartbreaking illustration of the dangers of plastic in our oceans, a young male sperm whale was found washed up in Spain with 29 kilos of plastic debris in its stomach. The whale is believed to have died from 'gastric shock', an autopsy revealed – and debris including rotes, nets, plastic bags and a ...
MAN-made rubbish – including a drum – has caused the death of a whale found off a Spanish coast. The young sperm whale, discovered near Cabo de Palos in Murcia, died from its inability to digest the rubbish causing Peritonitis, an inflammation of its internal organs. An autopsy, conducted by the El ...
4/9/2018
Scientists have discovered 29 kilos of plastic in the stomach of a sperm whale, which washed up on the southern coast of Spain in February. During an autopsy of the 10-metre-long male whale, experts from the El Valle Wildlife Recovery Center uncovered plastic bags, a jerry can, and several pieces of ...
... after ingesting the trash, marine experts told The Telegraph. "Experts found the inner walls of the whale's abdomen to be inflamed due to a bacterial or fungal infection," the British newspaper reported. "This is likely a result of the whale unable to expel the plastics from its system, resulting in peritonitis.".
A sperm whale was found washed ashore dead after swallowing 64 pounds of plastic debris. The male sperm whale was found on the Murcian coast in southern Spain in late February, reminding us how critical plastic waste in the oceans has become. After investigating, the El Valle Wildlife Rescue ...
The 33-foot, 6-ton whale died of gastric shock after eating 64 pounds of plastic, including bags, nets, ropes and even a plastic gas can, reported The Telegraph. Marine experts discovered the rubbish inside the male cetacean's stomach and intestines Friday during a necropsy, or animal autopsy.
The whale perished either from an inability to digest or dislodge the trash or because of an intestinal rupture and subsequent caused by the waste. The shocking discovery prompted the regional government to team up with the European Environmental Association and the European Fund for Regional ...
4/8/2018
Authorities say that a sperm whale washed up on the Southern coast of Spain died as a result of ingesting 29 kilos (64 lb) of plastic waste. The young male was killed by gastric shock and an autopsy revealed his stomach and intestines to contain rubbish such as plastic bags, raffia sacks, pieces of nets ...
The Spanish government is kicking off a new campaign to clean up the oceans after a young sperm whale was discovered dead off the coast, its guts filled with plastic and trash. The whale was discovered on Feb. 27 near the lighthouse of Cabo de Palos, the Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de ...
4/7/2018
Around 64 pounds of garbage — including plastic bags, ropes, fishing nets and a drum — was found lodged inside the mammal's digestive system. The 32-foot-long whale was discovered near the small resort of Cabo de Palos in the southeast Murcia region in February, per a statement released by the ...
(Web Desk) – A young male sperm whale discovered dead off the coast of Spain from ingesting a huge quantity of trash, Huffington Post reported. According to the newspaper, about 64 pounds of garbage — including plastic bags, ropes, fishing nets and a drum — was found lodged inside the mammal's ...
Sperm whale found dead in Spain after ingesting 64lbs of PLASTIC. This sad footage shows a sperm whale which was found dead last February in Cabo de Palos, on the Southern Spanish coast. An autopsy found that the animal had about 64lbs of plastic waste in its intestines and... Sperm whale found ...
This Sperm Whale Was Found Dead With 64 Pounds Of Trash In Its Digestive System. Plastic bags, ropes, fishing nets and a drum were all found lodged inside the juvenile off the coast of southeast Spain. By Lee Moran · CARM.es. The young male sperm whale was found dead off the coast of southeast ...
A sperm whale found dead on the southern coast of Spain was killed by the 29 kilos of plastic in its stomach, authorities say. During an autopsy on the 10-metre long marine mammal, experts found plastic bags, fragments of nets and ropes and a jerry can. The body of the young male was found on a ...
4/6/2018
A sperm whale was found dead on Sothern coast of Spain and officials discovered 29 kilos of plastic and other waste materials from its stomach during the autopsy, which may serve as campaign material against dumping plastic waste in the sea. The body of the marine animal was washed ashore at ...
The whale, almost 10 metres in length and weighing more than six tonnes, was found dead on a beach in Cabo de Palos at the end of February. The grim find of the cause of death has prompted Murcia's regional government to launch a campaign against the dumping of plastic waste in the ocean.
Indigestion can be crippling, leaving one toilet-bound for days. In the ocean, however, it can send you to your grave, especially if what you've been ingesting is plastic trash. That's the tragic fate that befell a majestic sperm whale whose corpse washed up on the shores of southern Spain at the end of ...
A sperm whale found dead on the coast of southern Spain was killed by swallowing 29 kilos (64 pounds) of plastic, government officials have confirmed. During an autopsy of the creature, investigators uncovered plastic bags, netting and a jerry can in the whale's digestive system. The death of the ...
A sperm whale found dead on the coast of Murcia in southern Spain was killed by gastric shock caused by ingesting 29 kilos (64 lb) of plastic waste, authorities in the region said on Friday. The young male's stomach and intestines were found to contain rubbish including plastic bags, raffia sacks, pieces ...

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