Turtles and Plastic – level 2

05-09-2019 15:00

Water deposits plastic waste from all over the world on Kenya’s beaches. That is a big problem for turtles as many of them eat the plastic because they think that it is jellyfish, and then they die.

A new report found that young turtles die more often than adults because of plastic. Moreover, when there are a lot of plastics on beaches, turtles cannot lay eggs. When the baby turtles hatch on beaches with plastics, they cannot get to the ocean.

Out of every 1,000 turtles hatched, only one grows into adulthood, according to the WWF.

Difficult words: deposit (move to a place), hatch (come out of its egg), WWF (an organisation which tries to protect animals and nature).

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