Plastic ingestion by sea turtles in Paraíba State, Northeast Brazil

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Camila Poli ; Daniel Oliveira Mesquita ; Cinthia Saska ; Rita Mascarenhas (2015)
  • Publisher: Fundação Zoobotânica do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Journal: Iheringia: Série Zoologia (issn: 1678-4766)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1590/1678-476620151053265270
  • Subject: Ingestão de lixo marinho | bloqueio gastrointestinal | Chelonia mydas | Eretmochelys imbricata | Lepidochelys olivacea | Zoology | QL1-991

ABSTRACT Currently, plastics are recognized as a major pollutant of the marine environment, representing a serious threat to ocean wildlife. Here, we examined the occurrence and effects of plastic ingestion by sea turtles found stranded along the coast of Paraíba State,... View more
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