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Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Original story at The last straw? Two Southern Ocean albatrosses die after ingesting balloons in Australia• 4 mentions • 8 months ago

ACAP Latest News has previously reported more than once on albatrosses and petrels becoming entangled with or ingesting latex balloons.Records include entanglements and/or ingestions for the Black-footed Albatross Phoebastria nigripes and Arctic Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis in the Northern Hemisphere and Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris, Northern Macronectes halli and Southern M. giganteus Giant Petrels, Short-tailed Shearwater Puffinus tenuirostris and possibly Antarctic Petrel Thalassoica antarctica (one of the most southerly breeding seabirds) in the Southern Hemisphere (click here). Two more procellariiform species, both ACAP-listed, can now be added to the above list. Beach-washed carcasses of a Grey-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma (01 July ...