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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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