High-res ponderinthought:

Breakfast of Champions?
As part of his series on albatros chicks taken in the isolated Pacific Ocean Islands of Midway, Chris Jordan shows us that on a diet of human trash, tens of thousands of these chicks die on Midway every year from starvation, toxicity and choking.
When one finds bottle caps, plastic bags, toothbrushes and syringes in the stomachs of baby birds on one of the most remote islands on Earth, does it not begin to raise serious questions about the harm we (the human species) are doing to this Earth?

A lot of the debris that Albatross’ feed their chicks comes from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. I think more worrying than finding this much rubbish on remote islands (and that is worrying) is the fact that there is plastic trapped in the middle of the ocean. So much of it. The density of plastic bits in the patch outnumbers zooplankton SEVEN TIMES. 

ponderinthought:

Breakfast of Champions?

As part of his series on albatros chicks taken in the isolated Pacific Ocean Islands of Midway, Chris Jordan shows us that on a diet of human trash, tens of thousands of these chicks die on Midway every year from starvation, toxicity and choking.

When one finds bottle caps, plastic bags, toothbrushes and syringes in the stomachs of baby birds on one of the most remote islands on Earth, does it not begin to raise serious questions about the harm we (the human species) are doing to this Earth?

A lot of the debris that Albatross’ feed their chicks comes from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. I think more worrying than finding this much rubbish on remote islands (and that is worrying) is the fact that there is plastic trapped in the middle of the ocean. So much of it. The density of plastic bits in the patch outnumbers zooplankton SEVEN TIMES. 


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