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Dead whale in Indonesia had swallowed 1,000 pieces of plastic

Nov 21, 2018 - CNN

(CNN) -- In just the latest reminder of the dangers of pollution in our oceans, a dead whale in Indonesia has been found with 13.2 pounds (six kilograms) of plastic waste in its stomach.

The 31.17-foot sperm whale was found near Kapota Island in Wakatobi National Park, southeast of Sulawesi.

Park officials found bags, plastic bottles, sandals and 115 plastic cups in the whale's stomach, as well as a sack containing more than 1,000 pieces of string.

"Although we have not been ...