The Study of Plastic Ingestion in Petrels

The Study of Plastic Ingestion in Petrels

May 15, 2013 – It is well known that the Northern Fulmar sea bird ingests plastic from the ocean. Northern Fulmars feed only at sea. Here is a study of Leach’s Storm-petrels and how much plastic is ingested by the bird. The study was conducted in Newfoundland, Canada. The researchers found that 48% of the […]

Invisible Plastic Soup is Harming Ocean Animals

Invisible Plastic Soup is Harming Ocean Animals

WAGENINGEN, The Netherlands, September 21, 2012 (ENS) – Plastic nanoparticles released when plastic debris decomposes in seawater can have an adverse effect on sea animals, Dutch scientists have found. Nanoparticles of plastic measuring just thirty millionths of a millimeter, invisible to the naked eye, are responsible for inhibiting feeding and growth in mussels, according to […]

Dolphin Tangled in Plastic Bag

Dolphin Tangled in Plastic Bag

A dolphin swims and flips constantly in the ocean trying to get untangled from a plastic bag. According to the notes below the video, the dolphin eventually freed himself, although it is not shown in the video. Video from Paulphin Photography.

Blue Heron Dies from Plastic Net Over Bill

Blue Heron Dies from Plastic Net Over Bill

Ottawa, Canada, Sept. 1st, 2012 – CBC News, Canada reports that a Great Blue Heron has died from its mouth being forced shut by a red plastic net. Read the shocking story at CBC News Canada. Cover photo: Great blue heron. Photograph taken at Knight Inlet in Canada. Author: Charles J. Sharpe.  Licensed under the Creative […]

Seabirds Eat Plastic, Fulmars Feed Only At Sea

Seabirds Eat Plastic, Fulmars Feed Only At Sea

August 7, 2012, PlasticBagBanReport.com – A recent study of the seabird, Northern Fulmars, indicated an increase of plastic ingestion by these birds over the past forty years. The study was lead by Stephanie Avery-Gomm, a zoology graduate student at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. In the study, researchers collected dead northern fulmars from […]

Plea to save camel habitat

Plea to save camel habitat

The following article is republished by permission of Gulf News. Written by Binsal Abdul Kader, Staff Reporter with Gulf News, it was published on January 8th, 2012. The article lays out the plight of the camel. Plea to save camel habitat By Binsal Abdul Kader, Staff Reporter Published: 00:00 January 8, 2012 Abu Dhabi: An initiative […]