Green turtles in remote Azores feeding grounds are ingesting plastic, reveals new study

12 Dec 2022

Analysing two decades of data on stranded turtles in the North East Atlantic, researchers have found that 14% of turtles were entangled in litter and 86% of those examined after death had ingested plastic.

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Rodríguez, Y., Vandeperre, F., Santos, M.R., Herrera, L., Parra, H., Deshpande, A., Bjorndal, K.A. and Pham, C.K. (2022) Litter ingestion and entanglement in green turtles: An analysis of two decades of stranding events in the NE Atlantic. Environmental Pollution, 298: 118796. DOI: