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Old 03-16-2009, 12:10 AM   #1
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Leatherback Turtle Threatened By Plastic Garbage In Ocean

Leatherback turtles, the most widely distributed reptiles on Earth, are threatened with extinction themselves, in large part due to the carelessness of humans. A professor addresses the threat of plastics to this endangered species. Since leatherbacks prefer eating jellyfish, it's widely believed they mistake bags or other plastics for their meals.



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