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pelican with plastic bag

pelican with plastic bag in beak

Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus with plastic bag IMG 6914 - Birds that live in the wild face many dangers every day, and one of the common threats to the lives of sea birds is the rubbish that humans carelessly toss into the ocean. Many die as a result of ingesting plastic, and this pelican, in the calm waters of Baird Bay on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, could have suffered a similar fate if it had swallowed the plastic bag that it snatched from the water.

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