The feeding habit of sea turtles influences their reaction to artificial marine debris

@inproceedings{Fukuoka2016TheFH,
  title={The feeding habit of sea turtles influences their reaction to artificial marine debris},
  author={Takuya Fukuoka and Misaki Yamane and Chihiro Kinoshita and Tomoko Narazaki and Greg J. Marshall and Kyler J. Abernathy and Nobuyuki Miyazaki and Katsufumi Sato},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2016}
}
Ingestion of artificial debris is considered as a significant stress for wildlife including sea turtles. To investigate how turtles react to artificial debris under natural conditions, we deployed animal-borne video cameras on loggerhead and green turtles in addition to feces and gut contents analyses from 2007 to 2015. Frequency of occurrences of artificial debris in feces and gut contents collected from loggerhead turtles were 35.7% (10/28) and 84.6% (11/13), respectively. Artificial debris… CONTINUE READING
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