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Bringing Home the Trash: Do Colony-Based Differences in Foraging Distribution Lead to Increased Plastic Ingestion in Laysan Albatrosses?

  • Lindsay C. Young mail,

    lindsay@pacificrimconservation.com

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Program, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Cynthia Vanderlip,

    Affiliation: Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • David C. Duffy,

    Affiliation: Department of Botany, Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Program, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Vsevolod Afanasyev,

    Affiliation: British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Scott A. Shaffer

    Affiliations: Institute of Marine Sciences and Dept of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America, Department of Biological Sciences, San Jose State University, San Jose, California, United States of America

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  • Published: October 28, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0007623
  • Published in PLOS ONE

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A story worth telling and quantifying

Posted by cbuddenhagen on 29 Oct 2009 at 03:23 GMT

It is implied by the absence of any comments about it that there is no reasonable solution to the trash problem in the Pacific.

No competing interests declared.