Midway albatross threatened by increasing plastic consumption | Pacific Beat

Midway albatross threatened by increasing plastic consumption

Midway albatross threatened by increasing plastic consumption

Updated 11 March 2013, 11:30 AEST

America's Midway Atoll is a National Wildlife Refuge with a thriving colony of Laysan Albatross.

One of them is estimated to be one of the oldest birds in the world, but the survival of the Albatross has been made more difficult by human activities, particularly fishing and the build up of plastic in the Pacific food chain.

Presenter:Steve Rice

Speaker:John Klavitter, Deputy Manager of Midway Atoll Wildlife Refuge, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Midway Atoll

Keywords:Monument, plastic, fishing

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