Full Project Title: 
Identifying the risks and assessing the impacts of marine debris on sea turtles in Australian waters
Project Summary: 

Marine debris is an increasingly significant global issue, with the amount of waste released annually growing exponentially. In Australia, marine debris is listed as one of the three key threatening processes to biodiversity in the marine environment. In recent years, entanglement and ingestion of marine debris have become the most common sources of mortality observed in marine turtles nationally. Australia is a globally important location for threatened sea turtles - providing a haven for six of the world's seven species. This project will determine the impact of marine debris on Australia's endangered sea turtles by describing its distribution, quantifying its impacts and providing management strategies to reduce this impact.

Funding Sources: 

This project is funded through an ARC Linkage Grant (LP110200216 - Identifying the risks and assessing the impacts of marine debris on sea turtles in Australian waters).