Pregnant sperm whale washed up on Italian coast 'had 49lbs of plastic in its ...

Pregnant sperm whale that washed up in Italian tourist hot spot 'had 49lbs of plastic including fishing nets and rubbish bags in its stomach' The dead creature was found washed up on the shore of Sardinia last week  It was found to contain fishing nets, lines and a bottle of washing liquid  's environment minister Sergio Costa vowed to fight plastic shortly after  

By George Martin For Mailonline

Published: 15:21 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 15:21 BST, 1 April 2019

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A pregnant sperm whale which washed up on the Italian coast had 49lbs of plastic debris in its stomach.

The enormous animal washed up on the beach in Sardinia, , last week and was found to have had 22 kilograms (49 pounds) of plastic in its stomach when examined by specialists.

It was also carrying a dead foetus - according to Sergio Costa, 's environment minister. 

The dead sperm whale being hoisted out of the water after it washed up on the coast of Sardinia

The dead sperm whale being hoisted out of the water after it washed up on the coast of Sardinia

Experts discovered a vast amount of plastic inside the carcass of the whale and a dead foetus

Experts discovered a vast amount of

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