CULTURE Baby turtle found with 104 pieces of plastic in its belly

CULTURE

Baby turtle found with 104 pieces of plastic in its belly

Xinhua

01:26, October 07, 2019

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A baby loggerhead sea turtle was found in Boca Raton, Florida, with plastic in its stomach on October 1, 2019. (Photo: China Plus)

A baby turtle was washed up in Boca Raton, Florida, and sent to the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.

It had died shortly and was found with 104 pieces of plastic in its stomach.

The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center on Tuesday shared a photo on Facebook of the tiny loggerhead sea turtle lying next to what had apparently killed it. The plastics range from balloon pieces to bottle labels.

Staff at the center told CNN that plastics stuck on seaweed look like food to baby turtles. The turtles feel full after feeding on plastics and stop eating food.


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