Marine litter ingested by sea turtle and more art by INSTM - Olfa Chaieb

Marine litter ingested by sea turtle

Death of a sea turtle due to the plastic ingestion, reported by the sea turtle rescue centre of INSTM, at Monastir (Tunisia). The juvenile loggerhead of 40.3 cm curved carapace length was found stranded on 18th April 2019 on the coast of Gabes (South of Tunisia).The necropsy showed an intestinal occlusion due to the ingestion of more than 220 pieces of plastics of different lengths, colours, shapes and categories. The pieces lengths range from 2mm to 140mm.

Monastir (Tunisia)

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