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Mon Mar 11, 2013, 02:51 PM

Spanish sperm whale death linked to UK supermarket supplier's plastic

http://m.guardiannews.com/world/2013/mar/08/spain-sperm-whale-death-swallowed-plastic

Spanish sperm whale death linked to UK supermarket supplier's plastic

Sperm whale on Spanish southern coast had swallowed 17kg of plastic waste dumped by greenhouses supplying produce to UK


A dead sperm whale that washed up on Spain's south coast had swallowed 17kg of plastic waste dumped into the sea by farmers tending greenhouses that produce tomatoes and other vegetables for British supermarkets.

Scientists were amazed to find the 4.5 tonne whale had swallowed 59 different bits of plastic – most of it thick transparent sheeting used to build greenhouses in southern Almeria and Granada. A clothes hanger, an ice-cream tub and bits of mattress were also found.

The plastic had eventually blocked the animal's stomach and killed it, according to researchers from the Doņana national park research centre in Andalusia.

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Mon Mar 11, 2013, 06:19 PM

1. K&R

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