A Warning

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    This Laysan Albatross chick starved to death because it's parents fed it too much plastic flotsam. This plastic flotsam filled the stomach, creating a feeling of being full when t wasn't. The parents collect the flotsam as it was used by flying fish to lay their eggs on. Some chicks manage to regurgitate the ingested plastic, I found regurgitated fishing gloves and a toothbrush, but often it killed the chicks. We found lighters, bottle caps, toys, pens, markers, toothbrushes and miles of fishing line in dead chicks. I kept the pen from this bird for use as a teaching aid.

    Please don't throw plastic into the sea.

    WWF-Canon Global Photo Network, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. seitlich 74 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called throwaway society --- ICON CONTEST open for posting, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    2. torontofotobug 45 months ago | reply

      Human beings do not deserve this amazing planet. We're the ones who should be going extinct, not these helpless animals.

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