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News - August 31, 2018

Mountain View's last straw

Local spearheads Strawless September campaign to fight plastic pollution

by Kayla Riggs

A small crowd gathered around a dirty, 2-liter bottle filled to the brim with shiny plastic objects at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The items were found inside the stomach of a dead Laysan albatross, a white seabird native to the North Pacific who mistook them for shrimp and other crustaceans, explained a staff member. Seeing this, Mountain View resident Bobbi Emel Wilmoth said she knew that something needed to change.

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