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Investigation of plastic debris ingestion by four species of sea turtles collected as bycatch in pelagic Pacific longline fisheries

Overview of attention for article published in Marine Pollution Bulletin, July 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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2 news outlets
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15 tweeters

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Title
Investigation of plastic debris ingestion by four species of sea turtles collected as bycatch in pelagic Pacific longline fisheries
Published in
Marine Pollution Bulletin, July 2017
DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.04.064
Pubmed ID
Authors

Katharine E. Clukey, Christopher A. Lepczyk, George H. Balazs, Thierry M. Work, Jennifer M. Lynch

Abstract

Ingestion of marine debris is an established threat to sea turtles. The amount, type, color and location of ingested plastics in the gastrointestinal tracts of 55 sea turtles from Pacific longline fisheries from 2012 to 2016 were quantified, and compared across species, turtle length, body condition, sex, capture location, season and year. Six approaches for quantifying amounts of ingested plastic strongly correlated with one another and included: number of pieces, mass, volume and surface area of plastics, ratio of plastic mass to body mass, and percentage of the mass of gut contents consisting of plastic. All olive ridley (n=37), 90% of green (n=10), 80% of loggerhead (n=5) and 0% of leatherback (n=3) turtles had ingested plastic; green turtles ingested significantly more than olive ridleys. Most debris was in the large intestines. No adverse health impacts (intestinal lesions, blockage, or poor body condition) due directly to plastic ingestion were noted.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 100 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 28 28%
Unspecified 17 17%
Student > Master 14 14%
Researcher 12 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 10%
Other 19 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 36 36%
Unspecified 23 23%
Environmental Science 23 23%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 5%
Chemistry 3 3%
Other 10 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 28. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 September 2018.
All research outputs
#518,716
of 12,662,942 outputs
Outputs from Marine Pollution Bulletin
#185
of 4,405 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#20,415
of 260,375 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Marine Pollution Bulletin
#11
of 194 outputs
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