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This handout photo provided by Britta Denise Hardesty shows Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) scientist Britta Denise Hardesty with plastic dissected from a dead flesh-footed shearwater. As many as nine out of ten of the world’s seabirds likely have pieces of plastic in their guts, a new study estimates. Previously, scientists figured about 29 percent of seabirds had swallowed plastic, but those are older studies. An Australian team of scientists who have studied birds and marine debris for decades used computer models to update those figures, calculating that far more seabirds are affected, according to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Monday. (Britta Denise Hardesty/CSIRO via AP)

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