1 December 2010 Plastic Debris in a Nesting Leatherback Turtle in French Guiana
Virginie Plot, Jean-Yves Georges
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We report a field observation of an adult female leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) expulsing 2.6 kg of plastic debris from her cloaca while nesting in French Guiana. This field report sustains concerns about plastic ingestion by this endangered species and, further, the impacts of plastic debris to marine wildlife, and points out the needs for effective waste management in both terrestrial and marine habitats.

Virginie Plot and Jean-Yves Georges "Plastic Debris in a Nesting Leatherback Turtle in French Guiana," Chelonian Conservation and Biology 9(2), 267-270, (1 December 2010). https://doi.org/10.2744/CCB-0857.1
Received: 11 May 2010; Accepted: 1 July 2010; Published: 1 December 2010
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