Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

  • (Not) letting your party balloon go. It's not just ingested plastic that is killing albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters

    entangled, often with fatal consequences. Recently, a Black-footed Albatross Phoebastria nigripes found entangled in balloons and string was found by Beach COMBER (Coastal Ocean Mammal & Bird Education and Research Surveys) volunteers during a monthly...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1441-not-letting-your-party-balloon-go-it-s-not-just-ingested-plastic-that-is-killing-albatrosses-petrels-and-shearwaters
  • Where does all that plastic go? Arctic Fulmars act as biological indicators of marine debris

    the ocean surface to other as-yet undetermined sinks in the marine environment.” An Arctic Fulmar corpse entangled with a balloon For three earlier papers on Arctic Fulmars ingesting plastic by Jan van Franeker click here , here and here . Read more of...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2100-where-does-all-that-plastic-go-arctic-fulmars-act-as-biological-indicators-of-marine-debris
  • UPDATED. Balloon pollution: a conservation issue for albatrosses and petrels?

    by the NGO Australian Seabird Rescue in Ballina, New South Wales was recently found to have regurgitated parts of a balloon over a period of several days in its cage. Along with the balloon fragments the bird also regurgitated a piece of hard plastic...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2158-balloon-pollution-a-conservation-issue-for-albatrosses-and-petrels-2
  • Marine debris and seabird discussion today via Twitter

    role in helping to address and understand this global environmental problem." n Black-footed Albatross entangled with a balloon Laysan Albatrosses can ingest floating plastic artefacts, photograph by Ross Wanless "Some discussion topics: What are the...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2240-marine-debris-and-seabird-discussion-today-via-twitter
  • The last straw? Two Southern Ocean albatrosses die after ingesting balloons in Australia

    Latest News has previously reported more than once on albatrosses and petrels becoming entangled with or ingesting latex balloons. Records include entanglements and/or ingestions for the Black-footed Albatross Phoebastria nigripes and Arctic Fulmar...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2696-the-last-straw-two-southern-ocean-albatrosses-die-after-ingesting-balloons-in-australia
  • A plastic spoon and a balloon are successfully removed from a Southern Giant Petrel

    from the bird's stomach (see the video) and the bird is now recovering at Wildbase. “We pulled out a whole spoon, pink balloon and some sharp unidentifiable plastic. The team was very excited to remove the contents from the stomach, but the sad thing is...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/2791-a-plastic-spoon-and-a-balloon-are-successfully-removed-from-a-southern-giant-petrel
  • "Just like a red balloon": surgery removes ingested plastic from a translocated Laysan Albatross chick

    Pacific Rim Conservation has reported on a successful operation to remove a piece of ingested plastic and pieces of a red balloon from a Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis chick. The bird was being hand-reared at the James Campbell National...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/2824-surgery-removes-plastic-and-a-balloon-from-a-translocated-laysan-albatross-chick
  • Today is World Oceans Day - with a plastic pollution theme

    from this. For example, ACAP Latest News has reported on plastic and other foreign objects (such as fragments of latex balloons) swallowed by a Light-mantled Albatross Phoebetria palpebrata and by Southern Macronectes giganteus and Northern M. halli...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/3048-today-is-world-oceans-day-with-a-plastic-pollution-theme
  • No place safe: released balloons kill albatrosses – and other marine life

    A researcher holds a collapsed balloon entangled with the corpse of an albatross chick on Kure Atoll, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Photograph by Andy Sullivanhaskins, Hawaii Department of Lands and Natural Resources The Marine Debris...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/3066-no-place-safe-released-balloons-kill-albatrosses-and-other-marine-life
  • All tied up: over half of the 31 ACAP-listed seabird species have been entangled by plastics

    high-risk applications where there are alternatives (e.g. six-pack rings), discouraging the use of high-risk items (e.g. balloons on strings, ‘manja’ kites), and encouraging fishers to not discard waste fishing gear by providing specific receptacles and...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/3077-all-tied-up-more-than-a-third-of-seabird-species-have-been-entangled-by-plastics
  • An albatross is seen at sea trailing a balloon string

    trip to explore underwater mountains off Tasmania's coast, scientists observed an albatross that had apparently swallowed a balloon. Marine biologist Alice Forrest aboard said "we thought it had a squid in its mouth and upon closer observation we...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/3177-an-albatross-is-seen-at-sea-trailing-a-balloon-string
  • The World Seabird Union forms a committee for seabirds and plastic pollution

    the impacts of plastic pollution on seabirds; and Provide a central base for knowledge exchange. Plastic spoon and latex balloon and plastic fragments removed from a Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus (click here) The following information...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/3333-the-world-seabird-union-forms-a-committee-for-seabirds-and-plastic-pollution
  • “A Black-footed Albatross was found entangled in discarded balloons and strings on Marina State Beach in June 2013”

    Fulmars Fulmarus glacialis were also reported, as was a Black-footed Albatross Phoebastria nigripes entangled with a balloon. The paper’s abstract follows: “Marine fauna in the California Current System is susceptible to entanglement in anthropogenic...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/3400-a-black-footed-albatross-was-found-entangled-in-discarded-balloons-and-strings-on-marina-state-beach-in-june-2013

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