Friday, January 8, 2010

tasty, tasty plastics.

i stumbled upon this collection of photos( by chris jordan) of albatross chicks taken in "one of the world’s most remote marine sanctuaries, more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent", midway atoll(north pacific).

the babies are fed plastic by their parents, who forage for food on the ocean, and tens of thousands of chicks die per year.

jordan writes that none of the plastic in the photos has been moved or manipulated.

btw: of the 21 different species of albatross, 19 are considered to be threatened by extinction.

thanks human beings, and thank you plastics industry!

to see the rest of the collection:

1 comment:

Renée said...

Remember when the plastic industry tried to defend itself by suggesting that plastic bags, having appeared in _American Beauty_, are now art?

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