The Burden of Plastic Trash

This poignant photo essay “Message from the Gyreby Chris Jordan shows how plastic trash affects albatross chicks on Midway Island. The Gyre is a circular current that helps maintain the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Adult birds scoop up small items while feeding and pass them on to their nestlings. One dead chick was found to have 250 grams of plastic in its stomach!

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