Sperm whale swallows entire greenhouse, stomach explodes3/9/2013
Though birds, fish and other sea creatures die tragically every year from interaction with garbage created by humans, it’s rare that you find a whale that was killed by eating an entire greenhouse. Such is the case with a four-and-a-half ton sperm whale that washed ashore in southern Spain with 37 pounds of trash blocking its stomach. including 36 square yards of plastic sheeting, many feet of plastic rope and two flower pots. "We quickly realized that it had a real greenhouse inside its stomach," said Renaud de Stephanis, a marine biologist at the Donana Biological Station. "There was so much plastic that it finally exploded." The usual, non-lethal, diet for sperm whales is squid. [Source]
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