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.


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