Elevated levels of ingested plastic in a high Arctic seabird, the northern fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis)

  title={Elevated levels of ingested plastic in a high Arctic seabird, the northern fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis)},
  author={Alice M. Trevail and Geir Wing Gabrielsen and Susanne K{\"u}hn and Jan Andries van Franeker},
  journal={Polar Biology},
Plastic pollution is of worldwide concern; however, increases in international commercial activity in the Arctic are occurring without the knowledge of the existing threat posed to the local marine environment by plastic litter. Here, we quantify plastic ingestion by northern fulmars, Fulmarus glacialis, from Svalbard, at the gateway to future shipping routes in the high Arctic. Plastic ingestion by Svalbard fulmars does not follow the established decreasing trend away from human marine impact… CONTINUE READING
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