Dead whale had 13 lbs. of plastic waste in stomach

A sperm whale found dead on an Indonesian beach had more than a thousand pieces of plastic waste in its stomach.

That’s according to the Wildlife Conservation Group – World Wildlife Fund’s social media pages.

The whale’s carcass washed up Sunday in Wakatobi National Park.

Researchers from WWF and the park’s Conservation Academy looked inside the animal’s stomach and found 13 pounds of plastic cups, bags, bottles and other pieces of plastic – including a pair of flip-flops.

They have yet to determine if all that plastic contributed to the whale’s death.