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Pollution linked to lethal sea turtle tumors

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Pollution in urban and farm runoff in Hawaii is causing tumors in endangered sea turtles, a new study finds. The study shows that nitrogen in the runoff ends up in algae that the turtles eat, promoting the formation of tumors on the animals’ eyes, flippers and internal organs.

Read more: http://phys.org/news/2014-09-pollution-linked-lethal-sea-turtle.html

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