Seabird vomit & poo with Megan Grant & Lillian Stewart (Part 1 of 2)
In what may be our most fun podcast ever, Lillian Stewart (aka "Bird vomit lady") and Megan Grant (aka "Guano girl") join us to talk about their recent scientific research on the ingestion of debris by Tasmanian Pacific Gulls. In between the fun however, there is fascinating science, proving that the gulls are transporting plastic and other debris FROM a nearby landfill and into nearby wetlands. You'll certainly reconsider what you put in your garbage bin.
This is a two-part conversation, with the second (and final) part released next week.
- Megan Grant: https://adriftlab.org/megan
- Lillian Stewart: https://adriftlab.org/news/2019/3/1/lillian-stewart-joins-adrift-lab
- Paper "Seasonal ingestion of anthropogenic debris in an urban population of gulls": https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0025326X20306676?dgcid=author
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