B.C. birds eating plastic pollutionPosted on July 12, 2012 by DrRossH in Plastic & Wildlife
The study, published in the Marine Pollution Bulletin, notes that 93 per cent of the birds studied had bellyfuls of plastic pollution from the Pacific Ocean – everything from twine to candy wrappers.
Of the 67 birds that were examined in necropsies, the stomachs contained an average of 36.8 pieces of plastic found per bird, according to researcher Stephanie Avery-Gomm.
One bird, Avery-Gomm reported, had eaten 454 pieces of plastic debris.