Every year, 500,000 albatross chicks are born, and every year approximately 200,000 die.
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According to the U. The whale discovered in the Netherlands is only the fifth whale confirmed to have died from ingesting plastic.
What CWF is Doing to Help The Canadian Wildlife Federation is committed to understanding the extent to which plastics are infiltrating our waterways, as well as how they are affecting the wildlife that live there.
Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. This story is part of a series on ocean plastics. Sarah Ruiz-Grossman.
Damon Dahlen. However, ocean garbage has been shown to kill many other animals in very similar ways. By Natasha Daly. Cape fur seal that died of suffocation from plastic around its neck. It's unknown why these populations haven't recovered; however, what is known is that these Belugas have the highest rates of cancer and also carry one of the largest amounts of contaminants of any mammals.
Eighty per cent of ocean pollution is caused by human activity on land. Steller Sea Lion populations have declined by 80 per cent over the past three decades leading to their classification as a species of Special Concern in Canada. This story is part of Planet or Plastic?
And most incidents of entanglement can be attributed to debris — particularly plastic packing bands and to a lesser degree rubber bands from crabbing gear. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, nearly 100,000 marine mammals have trash-related deaths each year. Baleen whales like the North Atlantic Right Whale feed by opening their mouths wide on the surface of the water - catching copepods and other invertebrates in their midst and filtering sea water out.