Almost all seabirds to have plastic in gut by 2050

A red-footed booby on Christmas Island, in the Indian Ocean. © CSIRO, Britta Denise Hardesty Researchers from CSIRO and Imperial College London have assessed how widespread the threat of plastic is for the world's seabirds and found the majority of species have plastic in their gut.

The study, led by Dr Chris Wilcox with co-authors Dr Denise Hardesty and Dr Erik van Sebille and published today in the journal PNAS, found that nearly 60 per cent of all seabird species have plastic in their gut. Read the full story | More News »»

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