September 24, 2020

PureScience: How scavenging by turtles rescue river waters that are becoming toxic from masses of dead fish

Fish kills or mass fish die-offs are becoming increasingly common, leading to toxicity in river waters. Turtles play a crucial role in fixing this problem. ThePrint’s Science Editor, Sandhya Ramesh, takes a look at new findings that explain the critical role played by turtles in freshwater ecosystems.Supplementary reading:

Nature paper : Scavenging by threatened turtles regulates freshwater ecosystem health during fish kills: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-71544-3----more----Mongabay: Bringing freshwater turtles out of their shells and into the spotlight: https://india.mongabay.com/2020/03/bringing-freshwater-turtles-out-of-their-shells-and-into-the-spotlight/

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