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Garbage Guts

Photo: Denice Askebrink

A healthy adult hawksbill turtle checking out divers in the Maldives. Photo: Denice Askebrink

By Blake Chapman

Why are turtles attempting to eat shopping bags, balloons and other forms of human rubbish in preference to natural food sources?

Dr Blake Chapman completed her PhD in marine biology and neuroscience at The University of Queensland, and is a freelance science communicator.

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