Environment Sperm whale dies with 100kg 'litter ball' in its stomach

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    A sperm whale which died after stranding on the Isle of Harris had a 100kg "litter ball" in its stomach.

    Fishing nets, rope, packing straps, bags and plastic cups were among the items discovered in a compacted mass.

    Whale experts said it was not immediately clear whether the debris had contributed to the whale's death.

    But locals who found the carcass on Seilebost beach on Thursday said it highlighted the wider problem of marine pollution.

    Read more here. (BBC)

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