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The Science Show - Separate stories podcast

ABC Radio National

Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences

The Science Show separate stories podcast makes it easy to find your favourite stories each week. Your essential source of what's making news in the complex world of scientific research, scandal and discovery, The Science Show with Robyn Williams is one of the longest running programs on Australian radio.

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Flesh-footed shearwaters – threatened by plastic and radioactive seawater

February 28th, 2015

Episode 109 of 483 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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