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From: The costs of removing the unsanctioned import of marine plastic litter to small island states

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Impacts and threats from marine plastic litter to Aldabra’s ecosystem: (A) dead giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea) inside plastic barrel; (B) dead loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta)—one of many species to migrate past the atoll—entangled in fishing gear and washed up on the coast; (C) dead red-footed booby (Sula sula) entangled in plastic fishing-line; (D) giant tortoise faeces with partial flip-flop—evidence that tortoises are ingesting plastic; (E) sacred ibis (Threskiornis bernieri)—one of two individuals observed by the team with its beak trapped shut by a ring of plastic, possibly an eroded cap from a PET bottle.

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