A truly global industry, but not always in a good way
A young green turtle (chelonia mydas) was recently found on Sydney beach and taken to nearby Taronga Zoo ( to be nursed back to health. There, the palm-sized marine reptile did not eat anything for six day.

It was however digesting something: its droppings weren’t the remains of algae, mussels, or jellyfish that are typical of sea turtle feedings – only colourful plastic particles of various sizes.

You don't have to be a zoologist to know that such a diet is not species-appropriate. And you don't have to be a militant ecologist to say, it’s high time that something changed….

Related: 134 different animal species affected by plastic marine litter in the Mediterranean – WWF study
05.08.2022 [250893-0]
Published on 05.08.2022

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