Plastic in fulmars
8 July 2016
Geir Wing Gabrielsen of the Norwegian Polar Institute delivers a shocking story about plastics found in the sea and the effects on fish and birds. Kongsfjordhallen is filled with the audience. The story is depressing and acknowledges the important work done by Jan Andries van Franeker at IMARES Wageningen. New for me is that 70% of the plastics are sinking to the bottom of the ocean and that data show a steep increase of plastics on the seafloor in the FRAM strait.