Plastic found in turtle's intestine

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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 baloons can easily be mistaken by leatherback turtles as jellyfish, a main componenet of their diet.


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