Plastics and Chemicals in the Marine Environment: Effects on Seabirds in the Bering Sea and on Global Marine Ecosystems

The toxic effects of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and other chemicals that concentrate in plastics are a concern for ocean ecosystems. Globally, at least 44% of seabird species are known to ingest plastics because┬áseabirds and their prey mistake plastics for food, resulting in physical harm and exposure to harmful plastic-associated chemicals such as phthalates. On … Continue reading Plastics and Chemicals in the Marine Environment: Effects on Seabirds in the Bering Sea and on Global Marine Ecosystems