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Plastic bags and food packages killing Australia's marine animals

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Roman, L, Plastic bags and food packages killing Australia's marine animals, ABC Radio Hobart by David Robertson, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 14 December (2020) [Newspaper Article]


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Abstract

A sperm whale with 135 different plastic items in its stomach, mostly soft plastic bags, is among the many victims of plastics pollution in research recently reviewed by the CSIRO. Soft plastics have now been confirmed as posing the greatest threat to many marine animals, with fishing debris threatening larger species, and balloons, ropes and rubber posing a great risk to the smaller species.

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Item Type:Newspaper Article
Keywords:marine megafauna, plastic pollution, cetacean, death, dolphin, ingestion, marine debris, pinniped, sea turtle, seabird, seal, whale
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Conservation and biodiversity
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Objective Field:Environmental policy, legislation and standards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Roman, L (Dr Lauren Roman)
ID Code:146487
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2021-09-09
Last Modified:2021-09-13
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