Trawler bycatch of birdlife

To: "Chris Brandis" <>, "Baus" <>
Subject: Trawler bycatch of birdlife
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2008 12:50:24 +1000
I didn't know that plastic was killing significant numbers of seabirds.
Are you referring to deaths by entanglement, or do they swallow bits of
it as well?  Any idea which species it is mainly affecting?

Peter Shute

 wrote on Thursday, 7 August 2008 7:32

> That is only a drop in the ocean, pardon the pun, with the
> Sydney Sunday
> Magazine estimating that plastic kills more than a million seabirds,
> 100,000 whales seals and turtles etc plus an article that the
> bush meat
> trade in Africa is pushing most African primates to extinction, so
> humans are a non caring destructive lot.
> Cheers  Chris

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