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Dead Albatross, Polluted North Pacific

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update2 Thursday; October 29, 2009: the story is spreading

update Thursday; October 29, 2009: Journal Watch Online just highlighted today a study related to the amount of plastic that birds consume

Chris Jordan took some pictures of dead albatross on Midway Atoll in the North Pacific. These pictures dramatically show to what extreme level the North Pacific is polluted: albatross-parents feed their chicks with what they think is fish, however it is garbage. The garbage can either not be digested or is poison to the chicks. In both cases they die.

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Dead albatross chick

I found Chris Jordan via The Online Photographer. The issue however has been known, and I had previously posted about it.

Written by Claus

October 25th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

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