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Mar Pollut Bull. 2004 Aug;49(4):354-5.

Plastic debris ingestion by sea turtle in Paraíba, Brazil.

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Associação Guajiru, Ciência Educação e Meio Ambiente, Golfo de San Fernando 143 Intermares, Cabedelo, Paraíba 58035-380, Brazil. quelonia@ig.com.br

Abstract

Coastal gill net entanglement and debris intake are important threats to the survival of sea turtles. Two sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea and Chelonia mydas) were found stranded along the coast of Paraíba. After necropsy, plastic debris were found in the stomach. The debris is described. This is the first record of this sort of problem for the Paraíba littoral.

PMID:
15341830
DOI:
10.1016/j.marpolbul.2004.05.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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