Greenpeace campaigner Giorgia Monti said on Sunday that this was the fifth incident of this kind in Italy within five months. She recalled one case in March, as in Sardinia, a pregnant whale with 22 kilos of plastic was discovered in the stomach. “The sea is sending us a cry for help, a desperate SOS,” said Monti.

In a few days, Greenpeace wants to start a three-week Mission, in the pollution with plastic waste is to be investigated in the Central Mediterranean sea.