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Sea Birds

May, 2019

  • 13 May

    The disturbing story behind this seemingly innocent image

    At first glance, it appears to be an innocuous photo of dozens of pieces of plastic neatly aligned on a tray. Accompanying the image was another photo of himself removing the plastics from a dead seabird, just three months old.  

April, 2019

March, 2019

  • 11 March

    Seabirds on remote islands are contaminated with lead and selenium

    New research, published in the journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research, has found that seabirds are being exposed to elements such as lead and selenium at potentially high enough concentrations to start causing problems.  

  • 5 March

    Balloons the number 1 marine debris risk of mortality for seabirds

    A new study has found that balloons are the highest-risk plastic debris item for seabirds — 32 times more likely to kill than ingesting hard plastics. Researchers looked at the cause of death of 1733 seabirds from 51 species and found that one in three of the birds had ingested …

February, 2019