Half of dead baby turtles found by Australian scientists have stomachs full of plastic

 Study suggests younger reptiles are particularly vulnerable to pollution


Over half of recently hatched turtles found dead in eastern Australia had eaten plastic



Over half of recently hatched turtles found dead in eastern Australia had eaten plastic

Over half of recently hatched turtles found dead in eastern Australia had eaten plastic
Over half of recently hatched turtles found dead in eastern Australia had eaten plastic
Over half of recently hatched turtles found dead in eastern Australia had eaten plastic

Baby sea turtles are particularly vulnerable the harmful effects of plastic pollution, according to a new study which found around half of the recently hatched reptiles had stomachs full of plastic.

In recent years, scientists have realised that animals ranging from plankton to whales are regularly consuming plastic, since around 10 million tons of it ends up in the sea every year.

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