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Whales and seabirds at risk from deadly plastic and nappies after 80 shipping containers go overboard

Dozens of items spilled into the ocean when 83 shipping containers fell from a vessel off the coast of Australia during storms on Friday.

Nappies, sanitary products and surgical masks washed into the sea in a shipping container accident will pose a threat to migrating whales and seabirds, scientists have warned.

To read more, follow the link below:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/shipping-container-spill-whale-death-plastic-australia-new-zealand-efficiency-a8381461.html

(Photo credit: Getty Images)

 

 

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