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Half of dead baby turtles have stomachs full of plastic
Baby sea turtles are particularly vulnerable to the harmful effects of plastic pollution, according to a new study which found around half of the recently hatched reptiles had stomachs full of plastic.
Turtles, whales and birds under threat across UK overseas territories
Whales migrating across the Atlantic Ocean, turtles in the Caribbean and unique cloud forests in St Helena are all under threat as EU conservation projects are set to grind to a halt after Brexit.
Toothed turtles stuck around longer than scientists thought
Scientists thought turtles with teeth disappeared around 190 million years ago, but new evidence suggests the toothed reptiles stuck it out for an extra 30 million years.
Sea turtles with tumors fill Florida hospital
The young patient writhes on the operating table, kicking its flippers. A team of medical attendants turns it over, revealing an underbelly cluttered with tumors, some as big as golf balls.
Accused smuggler found with 51 turtles beneath clothing
A Canadian man has been charged after border agents at the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel found more than 50 turtles strapped to his body and hidden between his legs.
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