Agony caused plastic thrown into Sea: Turtle writhes in pain as drinking straw is pulled from its Nose

This distressing footage shows the dangers of plastic and the detrimental effects it can have on marine wildlife if disposed of irresponsibly.


A male Olive Ridley sea turtle was discovered with a 12cm plastic straw lodged inside its nose in Costa Rican waters.
A research team rescued the turtle and explained, alongside a video of the removal procedure, that they first believed the foreign object was a parasitic worm.
They then set about attempting to remove it with the limited tools at their disposal and discovered that it was in fact a straw.

The team decided that a pair of pliers would be the best tool to pull the object free.


This distressing footage shows the dangers of plastic and the detrimental effects it can have on marine wildlife if disposed of irresponsibly.