Leatherback turtles: the menace of plastic.

@article{Mrosovsky2009LeatherbackTT,
  title={Leatherback turtles: the menace of plastic.},
  author={Nicholas Mrosovsky and Geraldine Ryan and Michael C. James},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2009},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={
          287-9
        }
}
The leatherback, Dermochelyscoriacea, is a large sea turtle that feeds primarily on jellyfish. [...] Key Method Autopsy records of 408 leatherback turtles, spanning 123 years (1885-2007), were studied for the presence or absence of plastic in the GI tract. Plastic was reported in 34% of these cases. If only cases from our first report (1968) of plastic were considered, the figure was 37%. Blockage of the gut by plastic was mentioned in some accounts. These findings are discussed in the context of removal of top…Expand Abstract

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