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Recently a sperm whale, stranded on the Isle of Harris, died with a 100kg "litter ball" in its stomach. Fishing nets, rope, packing straps, bags and plastic cups were among the items discovered in a compacted mass. We're all guilty.

Locals said: "We walk on these beaches nearly every day and pick up litter, most of which is fishing-related.”

photo #1 courtesy SMASS (Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme), photo #2 by Kenny Maule

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