TITLE

Marine Macrophytes and Plastics Consumed by Green Turtles ( Chelonia mydas) in Hong Kong, South China Sea Region

AUTHOR(S)
Ng, Connie Ka Yan; Ang, Put O.; Russell, Dennis J.; Balazs, George H.; Murphy, Margaret B.
PUB. DATE
December 2016
SOURCE
Chelonian Conservation & Biology;Dec2016, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p289
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This is the first identification of marine macrophytes consumed by green turtles in Hong Kong, South China Sea: 6 red algae species ( Pterocladiella tenuis, Gelidium pusillum, Chondrus ocellatus, Gracilaria chorda, Grateloupia filicina, and Amansia glomerata) , 1 brown alga species ( Lobophora variegata), and 1 sea grass ( Halophila ovalis) were identified. Plastics and other foreign materials were also found in the stomach contents of 2 of the 8 individuals sampled.
ACCESSION #
120507916

 

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