What Was Found In The Stomach Of These Dead Baby Birds Made Me Feel Ashamed. Terrible.

These grisly images were taken by photographer Chris Jordan on a remote cluster of islands called Midway Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. As its name suggests, Midway Atoll is roughly midway between North America and Asia, more than 2000 miles from the nearest continental land.

The birds get the plastic trash from the ocean, which gathers in massive gyres, such as the famous Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

The waste of our mass consumption surfaces in an astonishing place on these islands, inside the stomachs of thousands of dead baby albatrosses. The nesting chicks are fed lethal quantities of plastic by their parents, who mistake the floating trash for food as they forage over the vast polluted Pacific Ocean.

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