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More Turtles are Eating Marine Plastic Pollution; Can Lead to Decline in their Numbers

More Turtles are Eating Marine Plastic Pollution; Can Lead to Decline in their Numbers

Plastic pollution creates an evolutionary trap for young sea turtles, says a new study. The study is done by researchers from the University of Exeter, UK. The study included 121 sea turtles from five of the world’s seven species: green, loggerhead, hawksbill, olive ridley, and flatback.

They found plastic inside juvenile turtles along both the east and west coasts of Australia. Sea turtles usually hatch on beaches and spent their early years traveling on ocean currents...

Gullible Creatures

Gullible Creatures

A walk on the beach is an insight not just into our leisure but also into our addiction to plastic. More than 80 lakh tonnes of plastic is dumped into the oceans every year. Sea creatures often mistake plastic for food and die because of it.

Sea turtles are probably the most gullible creatures of the sea. Why? Well, that’s because they are likely to confuse plastic floating in the ocean for food and eat it, says a recent article published in the Science News magazine. However, in the poor creature’s defense, they are not the ones filling our oceans with plastic...

Sarah, The Fearless Turtle

Sarah, The Fearless Turtle

One upon a time, in the great blue ocean there lived a turtle called Tundra. She travelled miles and miles from the Pacific Ocean to the warm waters in the Indian Ocean. When she reached the shoreline, she could not believe her eyes. It was at the same beach she had first set foot on when she was a baby. It was the best beach to lay eggs.