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The scene that left David Attenborough heartbroken

By Ally Parker December 6, 2017

So sad!

Sir David Attenborough, documentarian, conservationist and all around amazing human being has shown his emotional side after filming his latest series Blue Planet II.

The 91-year-old was filming albatross when he saw a young of the species lying dead by its mother after choking on a plastic toothpick, likely feed to it from the unsuspecting mother who Attenborough believes mistook it for food.

“What comes out of the mouth of the adult?” he said.

“Not sand eels and not fish and not squid which is what they mostly eat, but plastic. It’s heartbreaking ... heartbreaking.”

Attenborough wrote a column in Radio Times about the issue of plastic in our oceans saying:

“Surely we have a responsibility to care for the planet on which we live? The future of humanity, and indeed of all life on Earth, now depends on us doing so,” he said.

“Plastic is now found everywhere in the ocean, from its surface to its greatest depths.”

Attenborough has been a vocal member of conservationist groups around the world and is vice-president of Fauna & Flora International, an organisation speaking on behalf of endangered species around the world including the mountain gorilla.

On a personal note, if we had a dollar for every time we fantasised about one day meeting the legendary Sir David Attenborough, not only would we be rich, but tbh, we’d probably get a lot of time back in our day.

Lead Image: David Attenborough

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