The disposal of waste in our oceans is having a huge impact on sealife.
That’s according to Mags Daly, who is Shannon Dolphin Officer for the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, and a post-mortem biologist for the group.
It follows the death of a rare True’s Beaked Whale in Tralee Bay recently. (Sunday the 27th of November)
The whale beached in Brandon Bay; a post-mortem found evidence of plastics and domestic waste in the mammal's stomach – including a toothbrush and a rusted fishhook.
Ms Daly says plastic and chemical pollutants are huge threats to the ecosystem of whales and dolphins.