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Ocean pollution: 60 percent of seabirds have plastic in their stomachs

from Nature World News

While plastic waste tossed into oceans is a known concern, a recent study brings it home to the effect plastic is having on seabirds. That is, researchers say that roughly 90 percent of live seabirds have consumed plastic, and that about 60 percent of these birds have plastic in their bellies. In previous fieldwork, study co-author Denise Hardesty, at Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, found nearly 200 pieces of plastic in a single seabird. more

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