I highly recommend to read Peter's article on the development of the science on #plasticpollution in the ocean since the first signs of trouble in the 1960s! In "Marine Anthropogenic Litter" by @MelanieBergma18 et al. https://t.co/BOoA0oycjW
Almost 50 years ago, researchers first "reported the ingestion of plastic items by Laysan Albatrosses (Phoebastria immutabilis) on the northwest Hawaiian Islands. They found plastic in the stomachs of 74 of 100 albatross chicks that died prior to fledging"