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Plastic ingestion in the North Atlantic fulmar
van Franeker, J.A. (1985). Plastic ingestion in the North Atlantic fulmar. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 16(9): 367-369
In: Marine Pollution Bulletin. Macmillan: London. ISSN 0025-326X, more
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  • van Franeker, J.A.

Abstract
    Fulmars found dead on the Dutch coast, and fulmars collected in arctic colonies have considerable quantities of plastic in their stomachs. The average number of plastic items ingested is almost twelve in Dutch fulmars, and four to five in arctic fulmars. User-plastics and industrial plastics are about equally abundant. Ingestion of userplastics suggests a stronger impact of toxic chemicals from plastics than generally assumed.

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