Heavy metals in our coastal waters harm green sea turtles
- "New research is detailing how environmental stressors, including heavy metals, brought on by human activity are harming coastal green sea turtle populations – work that researchers hope will inform conservation efforts going forward... a multidisciplinary group of researchers set about evaluating turtle health, water quality and other factors in the aftermath of a catastrophic mass death of green turtles in Australia. 'We found evidence of heavy metals – particularly cobalt – in sea turtle populations where we also saw signs of illness'" - Excerpt from The Ohio State University.
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