The Whale

On the 2nd of December 2019 a 10 year Old Sperm Whale weighing 20 Ton died after becoming stranded on a Sandbar near the beach at Luskentyre on the Isle of Harris, in the Outer Hebrides. 

During a postmortem its stomach was discovered to contain 100kg of Ocean Waste Plastic. 

Fishing Nets, Rope, Packing straps, Bags and Plastic cups were some of the items amongst the compacted mass found in the mammals stomach.

 The whales death was shocking and was reported around the world and the discovery of the contents of its stomach made the New York Times.