Plastics and other marine debris affect wildlife through entanglement and by ingestion. We assessed the ingestion of marine debris by seven albatross species in the southwest Atlantic by analyzing stomach contents of birds killed in fisheries. Of the 128 specimens examined, including four Diomedea species (n = 78) and three Thalassarche species (n = 50), 21 (16.4%) contained 1–4 debris items, mainly in the ventriculus. The most common type was plastic fragments. Debris was most frequent in Diomedea species (25.6%) and, particularly, Diomedea sanfordi (38.9%) and very rare in Thalassarche species (2.0%), presumably reflecting differences in foraging behavior or distribution. Frequency of occurrence was significantly higher in male than female Diomedea albatrosses (39.3% vs. 18.0%). Although levels of accumulated debris were relatively low overall, and unlikely to result in gut blockage, associated toxins might nevertheless represent a health risk for Diomedea albatrosses, compounding the negative impact of other human activities on these threatened species.
Tag: 上海会所外卖品茶群 6 Long Islanders Win Combined $9.2M in Lottery
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A half dozen Long Islanders won more than $9 million combined playing the Lottery, including a couple that initially thought the call informing them of a $6.2 million prize was a scam.The other winners are another couple that won Mega Millions, a father of three who won Powerball and a man who bought a scratch-off game on a whim.“We never had any expectation of getting a call like this,” said Dr. Alan Strobel, an anesthesiologist from Jericho and Lotto subscriber since 2003 who had given the ticket to his wife, Tammy Schwartz-Strobel. They plan to donate most of the winnings to charity.New York State Lottery officials awarded all six their winnings Thursday at the agency’s new Customer Service Center in Plainview.Andrew Roland, 28, of Bellmore, won $1,000,000 playing a 20X the Cash scratch-off game that his mother told him to buy when he was helping her with car trouble at Sai Gas & Food on Conklin Street in Farmingdale.He plans to keep his job installing underground gas lines for National Grid and will use the money to take care of his family, make investments and buy an engagement ring for his girlfriend.Robert Blume, 37, was picking up breakfast with a side of Mega Millions and Powerball tickets at Virpa Convenience on Carman Avenue in his hometown of Westbury when he scored a $1,000,000 Powerball second prize. A project manager for a roofing company, Blume plans to invest the money in his three children’s education and pay off debt.“We’re big animal people,” said the owner of 10 cats and a dog. “I can see us maybe doing something nice for animals too.”The other two winners include 60-year-old Hilton Cancel and 55-year-old wife, Alicia, who won a $1,000,000 Mega Millions second prize at Tulip Card & Gift Shop on Tulip Avenue in their hometown of Floral Park. The couple is not sure what they will do with their winnings after they split it.Hilton said that upon realizing they had won, he “went into a totally different kind of numb.”