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A Pregnant Whale Found Was Dead on Italian Beach With 49 Pounds of Plastic in Her Stomach


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Whales belong in the ocean, and plastic belongs, well, not in whale's bodies. Unfortunately, the planet's plastic problem just isn't letting those basic concepts be. Last week, a female sperm whale washed up on the coast of Sardinia, Italy, the Huffington Post reported. A necropsy was performed, and the 26-foot long whale was found to be pregnant, with 49 pounds of plastic in her stomach.

As The Telegraph reported, the whale's body was found on the shore of a private beach resort in Cala Romantica, near Porto Cervo, by the resort's caretaker. Sergio Costa, Italy's Minister of the Environment, shared details of the beached whale's death in a Facebook post.