Published on March 30th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan


Endangered Sea Turtles Swallow a Ton of Plastic

March 30th, 2011 by

plastic from endangered sea turtle stomach

Becky Striepe of our sister site Ecoscraps recently shared a pretty amazing photo of the plastic contents of a juvenile green sea turtle’s stomach (shown above). The sea turtle was apparently accidentally captured in Bahía Samborombón, Argentina.

Becky writes: “Green sea turtles are an endangered species and are having a particularly rough time of things lately, dealing with extreme temperatures and with plastic pollution. We talk about the problems with plastic, but a photo like this really drives home the dangers of our disposable, plastic-based consumerism.”

It sure does.

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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to and click on the relevant buttons.

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