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Sea Turtle Herpes Tumors Linked to Sewage?


Green Sea Turtle Suffering from Tumors

(November 09, 2010) A new study says that the tumors that have plagued green sea turtles for decades, could be caused by pollution.

Nitrogen-rich run off from sewers and farms is fueling a rise in invasive seaweed, and when this is consumed by the turtles it may trigger a form of the herpes virus.

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