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Plastic particles in three procellariiform seabirds from the Benguela Current, South Africa

Plastic particles in three procellariiform seabirds from the Benguela Current, South Africa

Marine Pollution Bulletin, 148: 307-308

Small plastic particles were found in white-chinned petrels and great shearwaters collected in the Benguela Current, but not in sooty shearwaters collected in the same region. The origin of these particles was not clear. They may have originated in the Antarctic or subantarctic, or, in the case of those found in the great shearwaters, in the North Atlantic. Plastic particle pollution of seabirds is an increasing phenomenon, and of concern in view of the possible damage caused to the birds. It should be carefully monitored.

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DOI: 10.1016/0025-326x(83)90541-6

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