The Malta Independent 8 May 2021, Saturday

Killed by plastic: endangered turtle found dead off Gozo

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 06:27 Last update: about 4 years ago

A rare, endangered turtle was found dead in the sea of Gozo on Wednesday, probably killed by plastic it ingested.

The leatherback turtle, weighing 190 kilogrammes, had plastic items in its stomach.

Turtles often mistake plastic items for jellyfish.

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