In February of 2018, a dead sperm whale washed up on along the picturesque shoreline of Cabo de Palos in Spain.
Officials noted that the whale was unusually thin, and a necropsy confirmed that the whale died from an acute abdominal infection. Put simply, the whale ingested so much plastic debris – 67 lbs worth – that its digestive system ruptured.
The infographic, below, comes to us from Custom Made, and it helps put the growing marine debris problem in perspective.
Article by Tyler Durden
Originally Published on zerohedge.com