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Sea turtles feeding habits influences reaction to marine debris - Loggerhead turtles distinguish rubbish from food but green turtles don’t

Jun. 24, 2016

Katsufumi Sato and Takuya Fukuoka (AORI, The University of Tokyo)

A the University of Tokyo joint international research group deployed animal-borne video cameras on sea turtles and discovered that each species’ reaction to marine debris differed. Omnivorous green turtles were more likely to consume artificial marine debris than carnivorous loggerhead turtles under natural conditions.

Detail: UTokyo Research "Sea turtles feeding habits influences reaction to marine debris - Loggerhead turtles distinguish rubbish from food but green turtles don’t"
http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/utokyo-research/research-news/sea-turtles-feeding-habits-influences-reaction-to-marine-debris.html

UTokyo Research (Jun. 24, 2016)

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