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Old 31-05-2012, 17:47   #1
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Exclamation Albatross and Chicks Dying from Pplastic Ingestion

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Old 31-05-2012, 21:47   #3
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Re: Albatross and chicks dying from plastic ingestion

I don't understand how people can dump plastic articles in the ocean. It is thoughtless and senseless.
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Re: Albatross and chicks dying from plastic ingestion

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I don't understand how people can dump plastic articles in the ocean. It is thoughtless and senseless.
You will understand once you understand that humans are often thoughtless and senseless, it will become clear. Its unfortunate.
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Re: Albatross and chicks dying from plastic ingestion

...again...thanx for the post Target. I know at one time barges simply dumped garbage off-shore. Not sure if that is still practiced.
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Re: Albatross and chicks dying from plastic ingestion

Humans do the same thing to themselves. You only have to look at the slums in Mombai, Mexico City and most first world countries to realise humans have little concious awareness of cause and effect.
I worked on a fruit farm one summer and we had 200 workers cutting rhubarb. When they wanted to take a dump, they would walk 5 yards ahead into the leaves and squat, and within 30 minutes, they would be stepping in it.

Its not only Albatros which are suffering. Turtles swallow plastic bags after mistaking them for jellyfish. Phenols in plastics mimic reproduction hormones and cause mutations and infertility
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Re: Albatross and chicks dying from plastic ingestion

I will refrain as best as I can :-)
This is a great link State of the Ocean.org - Big Threats some folks working towards a constructive plan (ish)

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