As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Monday 2 October 2017

Seabirds ingesting plastic pollution warn scientists

20 September 2017

Most of the seabirds examined for a study of the effects of marine plastic pollution had swallowed plastic.
Researchers, including scientists from North Highland College UHI's Environmental Research Institute in Thurso, investigated 34 species.
They found 74% of them had ingested plastic.
The research involved seabird colonies in northern Europe, Russia, Scandinavia, Greenland, Svalbard, the Faroes and Iceland.
Species with the highest levels of plastic ingestion included northern fulmar, Manx shearwater and herring gull.

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