Photo: The wrong kind of food chain

Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Marcus Eriksen shows off a string of plastic lighters, discarded toothbrushes, small pumice stones and even a leg from a toy doll that he found in the stomachs of dead albatross in the Pacific Ocean. "The albatross will eat these toothbrushes thinking it's a little fish," he said. Eriksen, the director of research and education for the Algalita Foundation, is in Juneau this week to help construct a boat from recycled materials with the group Turning the Tides.

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