Horrific images of dead dolphin highlight sickening reality of plastic around coastline

Mail Online | 1/29/2019 | James Wood For Mailonline
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Horrific images have emerged of a dead dolphin's rotting carcass on a Cornish beach, highlighting the sickening dangers posed by plastic to Britain's coastline.

The animal was discovered by Simon Heester who said it was entangled in rope and showed signs of ingesting plastic.

Pentewan - Beach - St - Austell - Cornwall

Found on Pentewan beach, near St Austell, Cornwall, the dolphin is believed to be the 31st of its kind found dead in the region in 2019.

Other carcasses have been found in places such as Par, Porthtowan and the Rame Peninsula.

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Ruth Williams, the marine conservation manager with the Marine Stranding Network, said the figures were shocking but not unprecedented.

It comes as Parliament's Environmental Audit Committee warns of plastic litter, untreated sewage, fertilisers and heavy metals pouring into oceans.


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