Pollution affects on puffins

By Bailey Stadler


One of the many species of birds to be affected by pollution is puffins. Polyisobutylene (Also known as PIB) is a lubricant to improve engine function on ships which can be legally discharged into the water when ships clean out their engines. It is also used in adhesives and chewing gum. In 2013, PIB in the English Channel killed thousands of seabirds, including puffins. With PIB still in the oceans, sea life, including these birds, will lose their habitats because it's more convenient for us to put it there.


The main solution for this problem is to stop the discharge of polyisobutylene into oceans.