Plastic Ingestion by Northern Pacific Fulmars

Plastic Ingestion by Northern Pacific Fulmars

A recent study, in 2012, 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 several eastern North […]

Plastic Ingestion by Storm-Petrels

Plastic Ingestion by Storm-Petrels

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 birds contained plastic, some up to 17 pieces of plastic. It was also determined that plastic ingestion has increased in this species in the Northwest […]