Fleshy Footed Shearwaters

Subject: Fleshy Footed Shearwaters
From: tim morris <>
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2013 04:39:57 -0800 (PST)
Hi Mick etc, 
With regards to the low numbers of Fleshy Footed Shearwaters off the east 
coast, hopefully this is just a temporary feature due to a change in feeding 
patterns and they will return shortly, however, there are articles online by 
Ian Hutton et al (2008) showing that 79% of nestlings on Lord Howe Island had 
plastic in their guts and  Dr Jennifer Lavers states that  96% of nestlings 
contained plastic in 2011.
Presumbly this wouldn&#39;t cause a sudden population decline but it can &#39;t 
be good for the long term health of the population.


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