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Pictured: The Astonishing Collection of Everyday Plastic Items Swallowed By a Single Albatross

Offbeat  (tags: plastics, albatross, rubbish, killing marine life )

- 3655 days ago -
At first glance this collection of bright plastic toothbrushes and bottle tops looks like a colourful mosaic. But astonishingly all these pieces were found in the stomach of a dead fledgling Laysan albatross. The stark image is on the cover of today's


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Jamie L (195)
Monday June 15, 2009, 5:45 pm

Julie S (210)
Monday June 15, 2009, 5:57 pm

Marthe B (9)
Tuesday June 16, 2009, 7:50 am
thank you for posting this,it really looks like a beautiful mosaique,sadly its human work ,littering around without any sens of responsibility,and these birds are very impressive

BernadetteP P (72)
Tuesday June 16, 2009, 9:10 am
that i amzong siimaone thank for that this one

Janet Solomon (231)
Tuesday June 16, 2009, 9:44 pm
NEVER understimate the inspiring Albatross...
Do so at your own peril hehe

sue M (184)
Tuesday June 16, 2009, 11:54 pm
Well, hopefully his death and contents found will make a statement for those who still litter our oceans and shame them. yeah right!

Gemma H (48)
Wednesday June 17, 2009, 5:26 am
& this is only one example of one Albatrosses stomach contents ~ shame, human shame.

Winefred M (88)
Wednesday June 17, 2009, 6:51 am
Awful poor bird.

polly parrot (172)
Thursday June 18, 2009, 9:12 am
If long line fishing wasn't enough they have to face this!! But they WILL survive. They have to! Failure is NOT an option!!!
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