Posts tagged 2016
Ingested plastic as a route for trace metals in Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) and Bonin Petrel (Pterodroma hypoleuca) from Midway Atoll

Between 25 and 100% of Laysan Albatross and Bonin Petrel fledglings from Midway Atoll sampled in 2012 exceed international targets for plastic ingestion by seabirds. High levels of plastic were correlated with increased concentrations of chlorine, iron, lead, manganese, and rubidium in feathers.

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