World Ocean Day: Battling the Crisis

Photo of sperm whales washed up on the shore

In May of 2019, a sperm whale washed upon the shores of Italy, its stomach full of plastic, and it wasn’t the first.

The previous month, a pregnant sperm whale washed up on a beach in Sardinia with nearly 50 pounds of plastic in her stomach, killing her and the unborn calf. It wasn’t the overzealous Captain Ahab who brought her, or the whale found a month later, down — it was us. Regular, careless…