Plastic Meals for Seals

Pieces of discarded plastic can end up in the stomachs of seals.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM November 10, 2003

What happens after you dump your soda bottles, milk jugs, and yogurt containers into the ocean? Bite-size pieces of the discarded plastic can end up in the stomachs of seals and other animals in distant places.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discarded netting is not the only hazard that seals face. Bite-size pieces of plastic from ocean-battered containers such as milk jugs can end up in seal stomachs.

 

Discarded netting is not the only hazard that seals face. Bite-size pieces of plastic from ocean-battered containers such as milk jugs can end up in seal stomachs.

 

Rolf Ream, National Marine Mammal Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

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