Dr Emily Duncan, of the University of Exeter, said: "Previous research has suggested leatherback turtles eat plastic that resembles their jellyfish prey, and we wanted to know whether a similar thing might be happening with green turtles
Sea turtles and their eggs have been under Cyprus legislation since 1971, as along with Turkey the island is the almost exclusive nesting place for the Green turtle
, while the Caretta caretta also breeds in small numbers in other countries in the region.
The green turtle
, according to the WWF-P, reportedly suffers from Bubble Butt Syndrome due to which it couldn't be released back into the sea.
The BMB, an agency under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, said: "Green turtles
graze on seagrasses and algae, which maintains the sea grass beds and makes them more productive [much like mowing the lawn to keep it healthy]."
All these activities have shown a great impact towards the efforts to protect the green turtles
as well as hawksbill turtle," said Mr Salim.Ms Carol Korschen, who is the organisation's founder, said they have also been providing local fishermen with incentives to discourage them from poaching and at the same time encouraging them to help in the preservation and protection of sea turtles.
The Ras al Hadd sanctuary in Oman is the favourite nesting site for green turtles
in the Indian Ocean, hosting over 80 per cent of all green turtles
nesting in the region.
, Cheionia mydas, are an endangered species, and one of the largest sea turtles, weighing in at as much as 400 pounds in adulthood.
Sea turtles or green turtles
are facing a gender crisis as most of the surviving turtles now are females, which threaten the life of those turtles and put them on the map of species that are under the threat of extinction.
nest on the sandy shore along Pakistan coast.
According to reports, wildlife inspector Naeem Khan along with the SWD's raiding party, headed by Azeem Burfat, on a tip-off raided the shop, Marine Fish, in Al-Azam Square, Liaquatabad No 10, on Thursday morning and seized 129 freshwater turtles, nine marine green turtles
and 13 tortoises, three of them dead.
In the dark of the night, the non-governmental organisation's employees observed that green turtles
were actively breeding and laying eggs on the beach.