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Albatross (ingestion)

Albatross (ingestion) illustrations

Plastic Materials:

drywall tape
bottle caps
bag ties
bowl (fast food)
gravel bags
PVC pipe
electric wire plug
highlighter pen
plastic dinosaur
fishing line
styrofoam balls
tubular styrofoam (packing)
air-filled bags
styrofoam peanuts (packing)
hot glue
pink caution tape

Size:  63 x 35 x 32 inches

The title of this sculpture, Albatross (ingestion), makes reference to marine birds that mistake plastic in the ocean for food.

Of the 500,000 albatross chicks born here each year, about 200,000 die, mostly from dehydration or starvation. A two-year study funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found alarming amounts of plastic in the stomachs of Albatross chicks that had died. The Albatross are not the only animals consuming plastic.

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