When seabirds smell plastic in the ocean, they think it's time to eat

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 08:31 in Biology & Nature

Seabirds mistakenly eat plastic debris in the ocean not just because it looks like food, but because it smells like it. When mealtime comes around, many species of ocean-faring birds, including albatrosses and petrels, follow their noses to the smell of dying algae, a sure sign that tasty krill...

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