Plastic ingestion by sea turtles in Paraíba State, Northeast Brazil

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

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