• Turtles have a one in five chance of dying if they eat just one piece of plastic, according to new research

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Science now has definitive proof that plastic debris is killing sea turtles.
    Australian scientists analysed nearly 1,000 turtles found dead and washed up on beaches.
    Their study found that once a turtle has 14 plastic items in its gut there was a 50% likelihood that it would die.
    Up until recently, it was unclear as to whether the plastic in oceans directly contributed towards turtles dying early.
    It's now been confirmed that a sea turtle that has ingested just one piece of plastic has more than a one in five chance of dying, according to a study by researchers at CSIRO Oceans...
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