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Scientific Paper 

Young, L. C., et al. "Bringing home the trash: Do colony-based differences in foraging distribution lead to increased plastic ingestion in Laysan albatrosses?" PLoS One (October 28, 2009)


Pacific Ocean 2004 (Blue Marble: Next Generation; satellite: NASA Terra/Aqua, sensor: MODIS)

Albatross on a beach (NOAA)

Plastic-filled dead seabird (Courtesy of PLoS)

Laysan albatross foraging data and garbage patch localities (Young, L. C., et al., 2009)