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

    3 days ago - By Business Insider

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    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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