Student science: Seabird Debris

Penguin

Are you a beach goer?

We have been contacted by a dedicated PhD Student from UTAS, who is studying the impacts of marine debris ingestion on our seabirds, and she would love your help!

She has set up a facebook page for the community to report any deceased seabirds they may came across. It's as simple as snapping a photo and uploading it to the facebook page with the date and location you found it.

Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/seabirdsdebris

With seabird fledgling season just around the corner, you may see more seabirds on our beaches then usual. Seabirds require very specialised care, so if you see a live bird that you think requires help, please call Bonorong's 24 hour wildlife rescue number for assistance - 0447 264 625 (save it in your phone!)

The picture above is of a beautiful Rockhopper penguin (check out those eyebrows!!), photo thanks to Eric Woehler.