Sperm whale that died after getting stranded on a Scottish beach is discovered to have a 220lb ‘litter ball’ in its stomach made up of fishing nets, plastic cups and bundles of rope
The sperm whale is 45ft long and weighs about 20tons according to experts investigating the cause of death
It was found with a 220lb ball of litter in its stomach including gloves, packing straps and tubing
It was found on Seilebost Beach on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland on Thursday
It is thought it became stranded on the beach in Scotland after being disoriented in a nearby storm
The waste could have come from anywhere between Norway and the Azures according to researchers
A sperm whale that died after being washed up in Scotland had a 220lb ball of litter in its stomach, made up of human waste including fishing nets, plastic cups and plastic bags.
The enormous whale was alive when it was found beached on Seilebost Beach on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland on Thursday.
Experts from the Scottish Marine Animals Stranding Scheme (SMASS) say the 45ft long marine mammal died a short time after becoming stranded.
When they opened up the whale to investigate the cause of death, they also found bundles of rope, gloves, packing straps and tubing in a ‘huge ball’ inside its stomach.
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