Green Sea Turtles are Ingesting Twice as Much Plastic as They Did 25 Years Ago

August 9, 2013 by  
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Green Sea Turtle photo from Shutterstock Green turtles are already endangered, and their lot seems to be getting worse. A new study conducted by the University of Queensland and published in the journal Conservation Biology shows that green turtles are significantly more likely to swallow plastic today than they were in the 1980s. The study found that the likelihood of a green turtle ingesting man-made trash jumped from about 30% to nearly 50% in 2012. It also confirmed that six of the world’s seven species of sea turtles have been found to ingest debris, and all six are listed as globally vulnerable and endangered . Read the rest of Green Sea Turtles are Ingesting Twice as Much Plastic as They Did 25 Years Ago Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: conservation biology , debris in oceans a global problem , endangered species , green turtles , man made trash in oceans , man made trash killing turtles , plastic in oceans , sea turtles , sea turtles ingesting plastic , shore clean up , University of Queensland        

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Green Sea Turtles are Ingesting Twice as Much Plastic as They Did 25 Years Ago

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