6kg de plastiques dans son estomac dont 115 verres en plastique !
The whale, found in a national park, also had 25 plastic bags, four plastic bottles and assorted other plastic waste inside it.
A whale has washed ashore off the Indonesian coast with almost 6kg of plastic inside it, including 115 plastic drinking cups.
The 31ft sperm whale was found late on Monday in Wakatobi National Park in the country’s Sulawesi province.
Park chief Heri Santoso said that, along with the drinking cups, there were four plastic bottles inside the whale.
There were also 25 plastic bags, two flip-flops, a nylon sack and more than 1,000 other pieces of plastic and string.
Photos published by the World Wildlife Foundation in Indonesia showed locals retrieving the waste, including what appeared to be a broken plate, the top of a plastic bottle, cups and a white plastic bag containing yet more rubbish.
The whale’s carcass will be buried later this week.
Dwi Suprapti, a marine species conservation co-ordinator at WWF Indonesia, said: « Although we have not been able to deduce the cause of death, the facts that we see are truly awful. »
Greenpeace UK senior oceans campaigner Louise Edge added: « If nature had a distress signal to warn us that it can’t take any more of our plastic rubbish, it would look like this – a dead whale with 1,000 pieces of plastic in its stomach.
« Our throwaway culture has turned whales’ guts into dustbins for our plastic waste. »