February 9, 2013

Star News: UNCW studies effects of ingested plastic on sea turtles

By Kate Elizabeth Queram 
February 4, 2013 

Three glass vials filled with sea turtle digestive juices sat tucked away in a freezer at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, wrapped in aluminum foil and carefully labelled – one from the turtle's stomach, one each from its large and small intestine. Once thawed, the fluids, collected during a necropsy in Virginia Beach, could potentially help researchers conclusively determine whether the consumption of plastic debris, a problem plaguing sea life across the globe, has toxic side effects for the flippered reptiles... 

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