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Plastic is Killing 40% of Baby Sea Turtles
Plastic is killing 40 per cent of young sea turtles, shocking new research has shown.

Baby turtles are almost four times more likely to be killed by ingesting plastic waste compared to adults.

Not only do these animals have weaker bodies, but they also feed in offshore waters closer to the surface, which are more likely to be contaminated with large plastic items that can accumulate in their digestive tracts.

Post mortems on almost 1,000 dead turtles found more than half of the babies – and about a quarter of juveniles – had swallowed plastic, compared to just one in seven adults.


 
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Clark Fork Delta Restoration Combats Erosion of Wildlife Habitat - Roughly 12-15 acres have been lost annually because of impacts from the operation of several dams on the watershed, says Kathy Cousins, Idaho Fish and Game Department mitigation biologist. The result has been losses of soil, native riparian and wetland vegetation, as well as the quantity and quality of fish, waterfowl and wildlife habitat.


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