19 Jun '11, 11am

@ISF_GER Plastic greatest danger for marine turtles

@ISF_GER Plastic greatest danger for marine turtles

NEW research from the Earthwatch program Turtles in Trouble shows that 36 per cent of marine turtles are affected by marine rubbish, with soft plastic being the major villain. Marine scientist Dr Kathy Townsend, of the University of Queensland, says the results of the project shows the impact marine rubbish has on the death of turtles is more than 17 times higher than the two per cent previously suggested.

Full article: http://www.earthwatch.org/australia/news/pressreleases/ne...

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