Monday, January 31, 2011

midway: message from the gyre.

midway: message from the gyre by chris jordan.

these photographs of albatross chicks were made in september, 2009, on midway atoll, a tiny stretch of sand and coral near the middle of the north pacific. the nesting babies are fed bellies-full of plastic by their parents, who soar out over the vast polluted ocean collecting what looks to them like food to bring back to their young. on this diet of human trash, every year tens of thousands of albatross chicks die on midway from starvation, toxicity, and choking.


  1. This is tragic, thank you for making me aware of this.

  2. It's so sad. It's time to act. No more plastic please.

  3. i know, i find this heartbreaking. it makes you realize that all those little plastic pieces cause real harm.


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