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Balloons found to be deadliest marine plastic for seabirds


Roman, L, Balloons found to be deadliest marine plastic for seabirds, ABC Science by Nick Klivert, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 02 March (2019) [Newspaper Article]

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We associate balloons with parties, fun and colour. And a loose balloon floating high off into the distance might conjure an image of a crying child somewhere on the ground below. But while they may disappear out of sight and be out of mind, it turns out our lost balloons can have devastating consequences for marine life. Researchers studying the gut contents of dead seabirds have found balloon debris is the most lethal type of plastic the birds can swallow.

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Item Type:Newspaper Article
Keywords:seabird, marine debris, balloon, mortality, plastic pollution
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Conservation and biodiversity
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Roman, L (Dr Lauren Roman)
ID Code:146486
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2021-09-09
Last Modified:2021-09-13

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