A wandering albatross (right), whose 10-foot average wingspan is the longest of any bird in the world. Hundreds of thousands of seabirds, including wandering albatrosses, are killed every year when they dive for bait attached to longline fishing hooks and drown. Photo Carl Safina :: www.seethewild.org Photos Courtesy, Bait Attached, Seabirds, Wanders Albatross, Longline Fish, Sea Birds, Fish Hooks
Frayed fishing nets and other detritus on the beach at Danajon Bank in the Philippines. A pilot program aims to give fishermen there an incentive to collect the nets rather than dumping them on the beach or in the sea.
"Injured sea lion," Espiritu Santo Biosphere Reserve, Baja California, Mexico — An inquisitive young sea lion bears a “necklace of death” — monofilament fishing line cutting into its neck.
Fairy terns on Midway Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. A recent study has shown that seabirds also are being negatively affected by industrial fisheries that overharvest the smaller, forage fish that many seabirds depend on. (Photo courtesy of Carl Safina)
No More Nuclear in Samcheock: Neighboring Donghae, Taeback and Uljin, Samcheock is a scenic city of 70,000 residents. Last year on December 23 the government decided to build four new nuclear power plants in this peaceful village. Residents are facing the same uphill battle against nuclear that they've been fighting for over 20 years. Help South Korea get clean of nuclear energy. Sign this petition: www.greenpeace.or...
Hazardous finds: lighters, hair curlers, pegs, toys - This albatross mother has lined her nest with all kinds of plastic waste culled from the beach and sea. Many sea birds mistake plastic particles for food and feed them to their offspring.