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Focus on Plastic the problem, solutions, resources and moving towards a circular economy This July we take a look at plastic the problem it presents and the solutions in action. We also provide meaningful ways that you can make a difference. Once I read that the reason why people litter is because they think that someone else will pick it up. Human beings along the way seem to have forgotten… Read More »

A sooty shearwater (Puffinus griseus) takes off from the ocean’s surface in Morro Bay, California. Mike Baird/Flickr, CC BY

The oceans are full of plastic, but why do seabirds eat it?

Mistaking plastic debris for food.

J.J. Harrison, Author provided Many seabird species, including the blue petrel (Halobaena caerulea), consume plastic at sea because algae on the plastic produce an odor that resembles their food sources Imagine that you are constantly eating, but slowly starving to death. Hundreds of species of marine mammals, fish, birds, and sea turtles face this risk every day when they mistake plastic debris for food. Plastic debris can be found in… Read More »