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UK | Plastic trash killing 570,000 hermit crabs each year on Henderson Island WH site

Remote islands are often held up as vestiges of pristine wilderness. In stark contrast, the Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Henderson Island are drowning in piles of plastic.

A recent study published in the Journal of Hazardous Materials estimates that more than half a million hermit crabs perish in accumulated plastic debris on the beaches of these heavily polluted remote islands alone each year.

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