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How reliable are turtles for measuring ocean trash and marine health?

When a sea turtle turns up dead on the beach, it often makes the news, especially if the death appears to result from plastic...

Micronizing ocean plastics threaten sea turtle populations

Ingestion of degrading ocean plastics likely poses a substantial risk to the survival of post-hatchling sea turtles because the particles can lead to blockages...

Marine turtles dying after entangled in plastic rubbish

Hundreds of marine turtles die every year after becoming entangled in rubbish in the oceans and on beaches, including plastic 'six pack' holders and...

Turning jellyfish from a nuisance to useful product

Global climate change and the human impact on marine ecosystems have led to dramatic decreases in the number of fish in the ocean. It...

Study identifies bottlenecks in early seagrass growth

Seagrass meadows, key nursery and feeding grounds for many kinds of marine life, are being lost worldwide to nutrient pollution, warming waters, and other...

Taste, not appearance, drives corals to eat plastics

Scientists have long known that marine animals mistakenly eat plastic debris because the tiny bits of floating plastic might look like prey. But a new...