Medications, pesticides, found in blood of sea turtles on Great Barrier Reef

2 Jun 2017

Heart and gout medications, pesticides, herbicides and other industrial chemicals have all been found in the blood of green sea turtles in the Great Barrier Reef, according to researchers.

The discovery was made as part of project led by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which compared samples from turtles in urban areas to the more remote locations.

Environmental chemist Amy Heffernan from the University of Queensland said she was surprised to see the chemicals in the sea-going turtles.

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