These photographs show the items albatrosses are swallowing on a daily basis including toothbrushes, golf balls, lighters and plastic action figures. The items were found in carcasses of decayed chick corpses on Midway Atoll, the northernmost island of the Hawaii chain.
Albatrosses are eating the plastic objects which are typically attached to fish eggs floating in the sea. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.
Pictured: An adult albatross.
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