The wildlife rescue center reported that the 33 foot long sperm whale was killed by gastric shock to its stomach and intestines, after ingesting 64 pounds of plastic.
Above, a Greenpeace Philippines representation of a dead whale from ingestion of plastic.
Sperm whales that usually eats squid, lives around 70 years.
This beached juvenile Sperm #Whale was found off the coast of #Spain. If it looks emaciated, it’s because it starved to death. In its stomach was 64 lbs of #plastic, causing an infection. Our #Oceans are drowning in a sea of plastic. We need to break our addiction. pic.twitter.com/oICIlyGHJw
— Daniel Schneider (@BiologistDan) April 7, 2018