A July 6 PlasticsNews.com article titled "Seabird study shows spike in plastic ocean litter" describes a University of British Columbia study that examined the stomach contents of beached northern fulmars (seabirds similar to gulls) in an attempt to provide a "snapshot" of plastic ocean litter. Researchers found that 92.5 percent of the birds examined had plastic scraps in their stomachs, demonstrating a "substantial increase in plastic pollution over the past few decades."
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