Archive for November, 2009

The plight of the albatross

Via Jim Johnson a link about plastic and great birds. Not the flight, but the plight of the albatross.

Christ Jordan - albatros

The link is to a photo essay by Chris Jordan to be found here.

Snippet:

It’s a discovery to appall a modern-day Captain Cook. A vast plastic terra incognita, composed of the detritus of our civilisation, has formed an area the size of Texas in the Pacific Ocean. And feeding on this submerged stratum of bottle caps and beer-can loops is one of the most beautiful birds in creation.