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Shocking Images Reveal Impact of Ocean Pollution
Posted 19 October 2009
Recent photographs taken on Midway Atoll in the North Pacific by professional photographer Chris Jordan show the shocking extent of ocean pollution, and the horrific impact it has on wildlife.
Albatrosses often mistake plastic debris floating in the ocean for food, and bring it back to their nests to feed to their chicks. Every year, thousands of albatross chicks die from starvation, toxicity, and choking. Many of these deaths could be prevented if we recycled our waste, or disposed of it properly, rather than dumping it in the oceans. Many other animals are injured or die as a result of sea pollution, including fish, turtles and dolphins.
These shocking images show the devastating impact of human wastefulness on wildlife and the environment, and illustrate the need to cut down on consumption, recycle, and take care of our world – for all its inhabitants.