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Have you seen any animals that have been harmed or killed by plastics?

Posted on October 20 2012

Question submitted by Pacific Boychoir Academy

We have not seen any animals that have been harmed or killed by plastics so far.  We are in an area of the ocean where we don't see many macrofauna such as whales, dolphins or seabirds.  There is an occasional albatross flying by, or petrals at night.  No plastics were found in the stomachs of the yellowfin tuna or mahi mahi that were caught from a fishing line off the aft deck.

Check out this website for more information on the impacts on seabirds:
http://www.oikonos.org/projects/wingedambassadors.htm

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