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Flesh-footed shearwaters – threatened by plastic and radioactive seawater

February 28th, 2015

Episode 189 of 1853 episodes

The flesh-footed shearwater is in decline. The birds scoop up pieces of plastic from the ocean surface, mistaking them for fish and feed the plastic to their chicks. Now the birds are threatened by the radioactive waters of their winter habitat, east of Japan.

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