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Our friends under the sea are suffering severely, thanks to our careless dismissal of plastic.

There are tireless occasions where we are held responsible for our offhand actions, in particular for whales that have been found dead with innards full of inedible contents.

In 2011, a dead sperm whale was found floating dead in Mykonos and an investigation of its insides revealed 100 plastic bags amongst other plastic debris.

In 2016, 29 sperm whales were found dead on the North Sea shores of Germany, many of which had stomachs full of plastic debris (note, I did indeed mean plural stomachs, sperm whales have four of them!).

Most recently, June 2018 involved a five day rescue attempt to revive a pilot whale…

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