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Chris Jordan These photographs of albatross chicks were made on Midway Atoll, a tiny stretch of sand and coral near the middle of the north Pacific. The nesting babies are fed bellies-full of plastic by their parents, who soar out over the vast polluted ocean and collect what looks to them like food to bring back to their young. On this diet of human trash, every year tens of thousands of albatross chicks die on Midway from starvation, toxicity, and choking. To document this phenomenon as faithfully as possible, none of the plastic in any of these photographs was moved, placed, manipulated , arranged, or altered in any way. These images depict the untouched stomach contents of baby birds in one of the world’s most remote marine sanctuaries, more than two thousand miles from the nearest continent. Midway Message from the Gyre 110 118 ecotone ...

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ISSN
2165-2651
Print ISSN
1553-1775
Pages
pp. 110-118
Launched on MUSE
2012-10-03
Open Access
No
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