X-ray of a turtle showing swallowed fish hooks

X-ray of a turtle showing swallowed fish hooks

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Credit: MAURO FERMARIELLO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Turtle X-ray. X-ray of a loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) showing several swallowed fish hooks. These hooks may cause internal injuries. After removing the hooks, biologists will release the turtle back into the wild. A transmitter lets its movements to be followed. This data is used in the efforts to protect these turtles from extinc- tion due to human activities. Photographed at the Anton Dohrn zoological station in Naples, Italy.

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Keywords: animal experiment, biological, biology, caretta caretta, experimentation, fish, fish hook, fish hooks, hook, hooks, in turtle, loggerhead turtle, research, science, scientific, turtle, x-ray, xray

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