Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

  • Marine debris levels in Australian albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters

    Lauren Roman ( Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies , University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia) and colleagues have published in the online and open-access journal PLOS One on levels of marine debris in Australian sea birds, including...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/2576-marine-debris-levels-in-australian-albatrosses-petrels-and-shearwaters
  • The last straw? Two Southern Ocean albatrosses die after ingesting balloons in Australia

    south-east Queensland, Australia both yielded pieces of balloons on necropsy by University of Tasmania PhD student, Lauren Roman. David Stewart reports to ACAP Latest News that the Light-mantled Albatross more than likely died from a blocked...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/2696-the-last-straw-two-southern-ocean-albatrosses-die-after-ingesting-balloons-in-australia
  • Review shows surface-feeding procellariform seabirds are most at risk of ingesting marine debris

    Lauren Roman (Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies , University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia) and colleagues have reviewed open access in the online journal Scientific Reports levels of marine debris found in collected corpses of 51...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3220-review-shows-surface-feeding-procellariform-seabirds-are-most-at-risk-to-ingesting-marine-debris
  • Size of plastics ingested by petrels and shearwaters correlates with body size

    Lauren Roman ( CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere , Hobart, Tasmania, Australia) and colleagues have published in the Marine Pollution Bulletin on plastic items found in corpses of 20 species of petrels and shearwaters beach-washed or killed by fisheries in...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3288-size-of-plastics-ingested-by-petrels-and-shearwaters-correlates-with-body-size
  • Prioritizing policies to reduce mortality of seabirds, marine mammals and turtles from plastic pollution

    This beach-cast Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross contained a shoe sole in its stomach (click here) Lauren Roman (CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia) and colleagues have reviewed open access in the journal Conservation Letters...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3902-prioritizing-policies-to-reduce-mortality-of-seabirds-marine-mammals-and-turtles-from-plastic-pollution
  • Are ingested plastics a substantial threat to southern albatrosses? A study of beach casts

    A shoe sole in the stomach of a beach-cast Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos (click here) Lauren Roman (CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Hobart, Australia) and colleagues have published open access in the journal Conservation...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3917-are-ingested-plastics-a-substantial-threat-to-southern-albatrosses-a-study-of-beach-casts
  • Cause for concern? “Debris ingestion is an under-recognised cause of tubenose mortality”

    A Laysan Albatross constructed from ingested plastic debris, by Jennifer Urmston Lauren Roman (CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia) and colleagues have published open access in the journal Environmental Research Letters on the...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3990-cause-for-concern-debris-ingestion-is-an-under-recognised-cause-of-tubenose-mortality
  • Eating pumice a last resort for starving Short-tailed Shearwaters

    Short-tailed Shearweater at sea, photograph by Kirk Zufelt Lauren Roman (Marine Debris Research, CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia) and colleagues have published in the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series on starving...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/4006-eating-pumice-a-last-resort-for-starving-short-tailed-shearwaters

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