Sperm Whale Found Dead After Swallowing More Than 1,000 Pieces Of Plastic Waste
Plastic bottles, cups, bags, and slippers were found in the whale's stomach.
More than 1,000 pieces of plastic were recently found in the belly of a dead sperm whale in Indonesia
Although the cause of the animal's death has yet to be determined, park officials found plastic bottles, bags, slippers, and a sack with more than 1,000 pieces of string in the whale's stomach
In a similar case in June, a pilot whale was found in Thailand with 80 pieces of plastic rubbish in its stomach
The whale was taken in for veterinary treatment and had vomited out 80 plastic bags that had been clogging its stomach before it eventually died.
An autopsy revealed that the plastic waste found in the animal weighed up to 8kg.
A 2015 report by Ocean Conservancy and the McKinsey Center for Business and Environment revealed that more than 50% of plastic waste that are leaked into oceans come from China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand.
Meanwhile, Malaysia has not been entirely guilt-free of this waste problem