Great Lakes Daily News

A postdoctoral fellow at McMaster University in Hamilton who studies bird behavior and communication spent two weeks gathering trash along a 7 km stretch of shoreline and found 380 balloons. The plastic balloons found mark some of the biggest milestones in our lives: births, deaths, graduations, homecomings, engagements, and gender reveal parties end up in the Great Lakes by the hundreds of thousands. Read the full story by CBC News.