Japan has discovered the world’s first case of sea turtles accidentally eating masks

2022-07-20 0 By

According to Kyodo news, Japan’s Tokyo Agricultural and Technical University and the University of Tokyo on The 9th in the Marine pollution related academic journal published, recently caught off the coast of Japan’s Iwate prefecture green turtle feces found in non-woven mask ingredients.There have been cases of turtles eating plastic waste, but this is the first case of turtles eating masks in the world.The Japanese research team pointed out that masks on the market contain ultraviolet absorbent, an endocrine disrupting substance.”We are concerned that this situation could have adverse effects on Marine life as Marine pollution increases further.”(Source: Overseas Network)