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Duck marine 'migration' from Scotland to Norway lamented by Wester Ross environmental campaigners Ullapool Sea Savers amid concerns of plastic damage


By Hector MacKenzie

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A migrating duck no one wants to see in the water.
A migrating duck no one wants to see in the water.

A WESTER Ross environmental group is flagging an unwelcome duck migration which it says is bad news for the sea – and, ultimately, us.

Ullapool Sea Savers took to its social media page to share its message.

It said: "At this time of year we see many species migrating between countries.

"Sadly this duck showed up in Norway from Scotland and was not the type they want to welcome. A half-full container of toilet cleaning bleach is not meant to be in the sea.

"If you are out on a boat either for fun, travel or work, please don't throw your rubbish over the side. Not only does rubbish migrate with the seas but much of it ends up on the sea bed (some reports estimate up to 95 per cent of plastic rubbish remains at sea) breaking down and polluting the environment, sea life and ultimately us as it comes up through the food chain."

A migrating duck no one wants to see in the water.
A migrating duck no one wants to see in the water.

As we reported last week, Ullapool Sea Savers have made the final shortlist in this year's Young Scot awards, which recognises the achievements and work of young people all across the country.

And if Ross-shire group is successful, then they will be in some illustrious company. Past winners of various Young Scot awards have included everyone from tennis great Andy Murray to Inverness' own Hollywood star Karen Gillan.

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