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Study: 9 of 10 seabirds have glow sticks, lighters, toy cars, other plastics in their guts

 


WASHINGTON — As many as nine out of 10 of the world's seabirds likely have pieces of plastic in their guts, a new study estimates.

Previously, scientists figured about 29 percent of seabirds had swallowed plastic, based on older studies. An Australian team of scientists who have studied birds and marine debris for decades used computer models to update those figures, calculating that far more seabirds are affected, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

http://www.startribune.com/what-s-in-90-percent-of-seabirds-guts-1-word-plastics/323469151/

 

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