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Micronizing ocean plastics threaten sea turtle populations, ocean life cycle - Science Daily

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Science Daily

Micronizing ocean plastics threaten sea turtle populations, ocean life cycle
Science Daily
"Sea turtles are known to mistake ocean plastics for prey, like crab or fish eggs, or in the case of larger sea turtles, floating plastic bags for jellyfish," Clark said. "Our findings suggest that far fewer post-hatchlings may be ... "Of these larger ...

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Micronizing ocean plastics threaten sea turtle populations, ocean life cycle - EurekAlert (press release)

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EurekAlert (press release)

Micronizing ocean plastics threaten sea turtle populations, ocean life cycle
EurekAlert (press release)
Ingestion of degrading ocean plastics likely poses a substantial risk to the survival of post-hatchling sea turtles because the particles can lead to blockages and nutritional deficiencies, according to new research from Loggerhead Marinelife Center ...

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How much plastic is too much plastic for sea turtles? - Mongabay.com

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Mongabay.com

How much plastic is too much plastic for sea turtles?
Mongabay.com
Floating pieces of plastic and balloons can resemble jellyfish or squid — foods that turtles eat out in the sea. Not all turtles that eat plastic die because of the plastic, though. ... This could be because young turtles are less selective about what ...
Just one tiny piece of plastic may be enough to kill a baby turtleNew Scientist
A quantitative analysis linking sea turtle mortality and plastic debris ingestion | Scientific Reports - NatureNature

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Just a Few Pieces of Plastic Can Kill Sea Turtles - New York Times

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New York Times

Just a Few Pieces of Plastic Can Kill Sea Turtles
New York Times
Worldwide, more than half of all sea turtles from all seven species have eaten plastic debris, estimated Britta Denise Hardesty, the paper's senior author and a principal research scientist with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research ...
A quantitative analysis linking sea turtle mortality and plastic debris ingestion | Scientific Reports - NatureNature

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Just one tiny piece of plastic may be enough to kill a baby turtle - New Scientist

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New Scientist

Just one tiny piece of plastic may be enough to kill a baby turtle
New Scientist
“It may be that they are less selective than adults and encounter higher concentrations of debris,” says Britta Denise Hardesty of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in Hobart, Australia, and head of the survey. “Plastics ...
A quantitative analysis linking sea turtle mortality and plastic debris ingestion | Scientific Reports - NatureNature

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