Toxins From Plastic Pollution Impacting Health Of Seabirds

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Plastic pollution is having a greater impact on seabirds than previously thought, scientists say…

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Plastic pollution: Another Threat For Seabirds, Science Daily (05-19-2014)
Plastic pollution is known to be a threat for marine ecosystems around the world, but it has not been much studied yet. This study is the first assessment of plastic ingestion in Mediterranean seabirds. The Mediterranean Sea has been recognized as a singularly sensitive ecosystem because its coast is very industrialized…

A Video: Midway Journey II, An Environmental Tragedy Depicted
“Midway Atoll, one of the remotest islands on earth, is a kaleidoscope of geography, culture, human history, and natural wonder. It also serves as a lens into one of the most profound and symbolic environmental tragedies of our time: the deaths by starvation of thousands of albatrosses who mistake floating plastic trash for food…” Five media artists, led by photographer Chris Jordan, traveled to Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge to witness the catastrophic effect of our disposable culture on some of the world’s most beautiful and symbolic creatures.

Midway Atoll, Northwestern end of the Hawaiian archipelago
Message from the Gyre is an image by Chris Jordan, from the Midway Series…

The Plastic Found In a Single Turtle’s Stomach, Independent UK (03-24-2011)
This collection of hundreds of coloured, jagged shards could be a work of abstract art. But the objects in the photograph are the contents of the stomach of a sea turtle, found off the coast of Argentina, that lost its battle with plastic pollution…

Plastic Pollution: When The Mermaids Cry, The Great Plastic Tide, Coastal Care
Washed out on our coasts in obvious and clearly visible form, the plastic pollution spectacle blatantly unveiling on our beaches is only the prelude of the greater story that unfolded further away in the world’s oceans, yet mostly originating from where we stand: the land…

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