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Tiny turtle pooped ‘pure plastic’ for 6 days
31/07/2022 08:06 PM | Click to read full article
A baby green sea turtle rescued from a Sydney beach had consumed so much plastic that it took six days for it all to be excreted, a wildlife hospital has said.
The turtle apparently washed onto the beach by a swell and was brought into the sanctuary. “But then it started to defecate, and it defecated plastic for six days. No faeces came out, just pure plastic,” the Taronga veterinary nurse Sarah Male said.