Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Plastic found in turtle's intestine

Even the smallest amounts of plastic ingested by sea turtles can cause big problems to their digestion. Plastic bags and deflated balloons can easily be mistaken by leatherback turtles as jellyfish, a main component of their diet.


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