Posted by: Sandy Steinman | June 5, 2018

Why Do Seabirds Eat Plastic?

National Geographic reports on the problem with fish dying from eating plastic in the oceans

There is a problem now with plastic. If you leave plastic floating in the sea for over three months, it starts to release plumes of DMS. The huge amounts of plastic found in seabirds’ stomachs is because they are mistaking this plastic for food. It clogs their guts, and makes them unable to get enough real food into their stomachs. Greenpeace estimates that eight million tons of plastic a year are going into the ocean.

Read article Why Do Seabirds Eat Plastic? It Smells Like Fish to Them


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