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Midway Atoll | Battling Plastic Pollution

An upcoming documentary depicts the plight of plastic pollution for albatrosses nesting on the Midway Islands in the North Pacific

The remote islands of the Midway Atoll, situated halfway between San Francisco and Tokyo in the North Pacific, have received a lot of attention in recent years after images of deceased albatrosses on the island drew attention to the vast amount of plastic debris that washes up on these islands' shores every day.

Midway is a critical habitat for more than 250 marine species, including the critically endangered Hawaiian monk seal, green sea turtles and several albatross species. 

Like the Hawaiian islands, tons of plastic litter washes ashore every year - the US  and is often mistaken for food by the more than 1.5 million albatrosses which use the atoll as a breeding ground.

Photographer Chris Jordan and a team of filmmakers have been filming the albatross population for an upcoming documentary.

Watch the trailer below:

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