Carnivore snacks debunk theory of turtles’ strict herbivore diet

23 May 2018

Green turtle in sandA study has revealed the diet of green turtles is more complex than previously thought, providing insights which could influence conservation and management strategies.

University of Queensland PhD student Owen Coffee said mature green turtles continued to snack on jellyfish and small invertebrates, and did not switch solely to a plant-based diet.

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