More sad plastic related news

17 11 2009

Albatross chick decomposing around the plastic that had filled its GI tract.

As though you Seanetters were not already acutely aware of the plastic plight faced by marine life, here is some striking and troubling evidence of just how dire the plastic situation has grown for albatross chicks in the Pacific.

Photographer Chris Jordan traveled to the remote Midway Atoll in the North Pacific, thousands of miles from human habitation to document the young albatross, dead with bellies full of our discarded plastic. His work, called Midway: Message from the Gyre, is stunning, and though the subject won’t be new to Seanetters, the substance of these photos is terribly compelling.



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