Plastic-Filled Seabirds And Fish Found In Monterey Bay

Microparticles recovered from the guts of some seabirds living in Monterey Bay exhibited estrogen-like effects that have the potential to disrupt normal hormone functions

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An adult common murre, or common guillemot (Uria aalge), in flight. This is a large auk with a circumpolar distribution in low-Arctic and boreal waters in the North Atlantic and North Pacific. This seabird spends most of its time at sea, only coming to land to breed on rocky cliff shores or islands. (Credit: Andreas Trepte, / CC BY-SA 2.5)

Microplastic pollution is widespread in the waters of California’s Monterey Bay, according to a…



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