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Greenpeace: Dead whale with stomach full of plastic found in Sicily

A dead whale with a stomach full of plastic was found washed up on an Italian beach, environmental group Greenpeace said on Sunday. The seven-year-old sperm whale was found on Friday in Cefalu in Sicily, a statement said.

Greenpeace activist Giorgia Monti said it was the fifth such incident in Italy over the last five months. She recalled the shocking case of the dead pregnant whale found in Sardinia in March, which was found with 22 kilograms of plastic in its stomach.

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“The sea is sending us a cry for help, a desperate SOS. We must act immediately to save the wonderful creatures who live in it,” Monti said.

The Greenpeace statement comes a few days before the launch of a three-week mission with activists from The Blue Dream Project aimed at monitoring plastic pollution in the central Mediterranean.