18 Jun '12, 2pm

First Ever Map of Floating Plastic Aims to Save Baby Sea Turtles

First Ever Map of Floating Plastic Aims to Save Baby Sea Turtles

A PhD student at The University of Western Australia is working on an ambitious project. Julia Reisser, who has studied sea turtles for the last nine years, wants to create the first map that shows distribution of floating marine plastics in Australian waters. That map will be overlapped with information about pathways of sea turtle hatchlings, and hopefully will shed light on where the most dangerous areas for growing sea turtles may exist. "The early life of sea turtles occurs at the ocean's surface, where there's an increasing amount of floating plastics that are proving fatal to hatchlings," PhD student Julia Reisser says in an article from University of Western Australia . "My work is identifying the places contributing most to the increase in plastics in Australia's oceans and how this links to sea turtle life cycles." The problem of plastic pollution in our oceans c...

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