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Plastic particle pollution accumulation by procellariiform seabirds at scottish uk colonies

Plastic particle pollution accumulation by procellariiform seabirds at scottish uk colonies

Marine Pollution Bulletin 16(3): 103-106

Plastic particles were found in the gizzards of Leach's Petrels, Manx Shearwaters and Fulmars from Scottish Colonies, but were not found in 21 British Storm Petrels. Fulmars ingested larger particles than did Leach's Petrels. The volume of plastic was equivalent to 59% of relaxed gizzard volume in most contaminated birds, but only equivocal statistical evidence for an influence of ingested plastic on body mass could be obtained.

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DOI: 10.1016/0025-326x(85)90531-4

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