plastic smells like food

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原來⁠⁠⁠⁠塑膠垃圾的氣味跟海鳥的食物磷蝦很相似,所以像信天翁、水薙鳥等依靠嗅覺來覓食的海鳥,很容易就誤食這些漂浮在海面的塑膠垃圾。

recent study found that seabirds would feed on plastic debris is because it smells similar to krill. seabirds like albatrosses and shearwaters rely on their sense of smell for hunting, and often mistaken these floating plastic debris as their food.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/nov/09/seabirds-eat-floating-plastic-debris-because-it-smells-like-food-study-finds-algae-sulfur

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