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Shocking photo shows gannet nests ‘overflowing with fishing debris'

1 month ago   |   By Metro

This photo of gannets using discarded nets and ropes to build their nests highlights the increasing problem of plastic pollution on marine life
A photo of gannets using discarded nets and ropes to build their nests highlights the increasing problem of plastic pollution on marine life.
Dr Simon J Pierce, a principal scientist at the Marine Megafauna Foundation and wildlife photographer for Nature Tripper, captured the image at Runde Island, off the southern coast of Norway. It is a seasonal home to over half a million seabirds, including the northern gannets he was there to photograph.
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