金沙游戏官网:Just one tiny piece of plastic may be enough to kill a baby turtle

 作者:许怄     |      日期:2019-03-04 11:09:00
Jordi Chias/Naturepl.com YOUNG turtles off Australia’s Queensland coast are more at risk of swallowing plastic than their elders. Autopsies on 246 sea turtles that washed up dead on beaches across Queensland showed that 58 had each ingested between one and 329 fragments of plastic. The rest died of other causes, such as boat collisions. Of the plastic fatalities, four were adults or near adults, 41 were juveniles and 13 were very young “post-hatchlings”. One explanation is that young turtles swim nearer the surface, where plastic floats,