Fwd: [Birding-Aus] Seabird deaths from helium balloons

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Subject: Fwd: [Birding-Aus] Seabird deaths from helium balloons
From: sandra henderson <>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:15:26 +1000

Hoping some of you will support this. When Ian Hutton talked to COG about mutton bird chick deaths, the plastic seals from helium balloons were included in the plastic rubbish taken from the stomachs of dead chicks, and I picked up several seals and ribbons on LHI beaches earlier this year.  I know some of the balloons themselves are biodegradable, but the rest isn't !
Sandra h 

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From: Todd Burrows <>
Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014
Subject: [Birding-Aus] Seabird deaths from helium balloons
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Hello everyone,

Some of you may have already signed this petition on 

It is a good opportunity to send a message that the release of helium balloons is having an unacceptable impact on our marine wildlife, especially birds. I witnessed this first hand when we came across a dead Black-browed Albatross on the pelagic trip off Southport in June  the bird had balloon curling ribbon trailing from the mouth having swallowed a balloon.

Kind regards,

Todd Burrows
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