Why marine animals can't stop eating plastic
Plastic doesn’t just look like food, it smells, feels and even sounds like food.
In a recent interview about Blue Planet II, David Attenborough describes a sequence in which an albatross arrives at its nest to feed its young. “And what comes out of the mouth?” he says. “Not fish, and not squid – which is what they mostly eat. Plastic.”
It is, as Attenborough says, heartbreaking. It’s also strange.Continue reading on ourblueplanet.bbcearth.com