Analysis of sugarcane herbicides in marine turtle nesting areas and assessment of risk using in vitro toxicity assays.

@article{Allan2017AnalysisOS,
  title={Analysis of sugarcane herbicides in marine turtle nesting areas and assessment of risk using in vitro toxicity assays.},
  author={Hannah L Allan and Jason Paul van de Merwe and Kimberly A Finlayson and Jake William O'Brien and Jochen M{\"u}ller and Frederic D. L. Leusch},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2017},
  volume={185},
  pages={656-664}
}
Agricultural processes are associated with many different herbicides that can contaminate surrounding environments. In Queensland, Australia, herbicides applied to agricultural crops may pose a threat to valuable coastal habitats including nesting beaches for threatened loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta). This study 1) measured concentrations of herbicides in the beach sand of Mon Repos, an important marine turtle nesting beach in Australia that is adjacent to significant sugarcane crops, and… CONTINUE READING