Plastic pollution is killing ocean life

Last Modified: Mon Oct 22 2018 16:06:18 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 800
    Number of species worldwide affected by marine debris, and as much as 80% of that litter is plastic.
  • 64 pounds
    Amount of waste, mostly plastic, but also ropes, pieces of net and other debris lodged in its stomach of a 6-ton, 33-foot long sperm whale that washed up on the beach of Cabo de Palos, Spain on February 27. Officials said the whale died of an abdominal infection, called peritonitis: It just couldn't digest the waste it had swallowed, causing its digestive system to rupture.