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Odors from marine plastic debris elicit foraging behavior in sea turtles.

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Summary of "Odors from marine plastic debris elicit foraging behavior in sea turtles."

Pfaller et al. report that sea turtles respond to odors from biofouled plastic debris with the same behavior that is elicited by food odors, providing a possible unifying explanation for why sea turtles interact with marine plastic.

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Name: Current biology : CB
ISSN: 1879-0445
Pages: R213-R214

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