The worst thing about sea kayaking and camping on the glorious west coast of Scotland is the quantity of plastic garbage from the fishing industry washed up on beaches.
That plastic is reportedly contaminating four out of five langoustines in the Clyde area.
The plastic goes in their guts, a bit humans don't eat. Yet this is a 'potential threat' to human health and also to the £100m industry - from which most of the plastic comes. It's not very nice for the wee creatures either, but then, neither is being eaten.
Rob Edwards' excellent blog reports a study from University of London and Aberdeen University, to be published in a respected, peer reviewed journal.
The full story is well worth reading. The video below I shot near Mallaig in 2007.