Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/03/11

Your Dumb Party Balloons Are Killing All the Seabirds

Your Dumb Party Balloons Are Killing All the Seabirds“Forget about plastic straws: The deadliest ocean garbage for seabirds is balloons.
In a recent survey of over 1,700 dead seabirds, more than a quarter of the deaths were linked to eating plastic. Four in 10 of those deaths were caused by soft debris such as balloons (which are often made of plastic), even though it made up only 5 percent of the inedible trash in the birds’ stomachs.
Seabirds frequently snap up floating litter because it looks like food; once swallowed, it can obstruct birds’ guts and cause them to starve to death. If a seabird swallows a balloon, it’s 32 times more likely to die than if it had gulped down a piece of hard plastic, researchers reported in a new study.”

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Fonte: LiveScience, 5 de março de 2019


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