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Turtle passes 100 pieces of plastic while recovering from surgery

Posted at 9:29 PM, Feb 11, 2020

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — A sea turtle found off our waters has consumed 100 pieces of plastic.

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center says the turtle was recovering from surgery to remove a fishing hook.

The turtle, named Zatanna, passed over 100 pieces of plastic in one week. Everything from bottle caps, plastic cutlery, garbage and zip lock bags.

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Gumbo Limbo says the turle likely consumed the plastic in open water where floating mats of trash are sadly becoming the norm.