"Plastic in the ocean can be deadly for marine wildlife and seabirds around the
globe, but our latest study shows single-use plastics are a bigger threat to
endangered albatrosses in the southern hemisphere than we previously thought.
You may have heard of the Great Pacific garbage patch in the northern Pacific,
but plastic pollution in the southern hemisphere’s oceans has increased by
orders of magnitude in recent years.
We examined the causes of death of 107 albatrosses received by wildlife
hospitals and pathology services in Australia and New Zealand and found ocean
plastic is an underestimated threat.
Plastic drink bottles, disposable utensils and balloons are among the most
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Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics