Dead baby turtles found washed up on Cape beaches were most likely killed by plastic.
These are the findings of marine scientists that dissected loggerhead hatchlings found along the Overstrand coastline last week.
The South African Shark Conservancy dissected three dead turtles that were found along with around 20 live ones on Grotto Beach, Die Platt, Kamabaai and Voelklip in Hermanus in April.
“We found micro-plastics, Styrofoam balls, small pieces of plastic wrappers,” the centre’s Operations Manager, Natalia Drobniewska, told News24.
She added that the findings were in line with what they expected.