Plastic Straw Pulled from a Sea Turtle's Nose in a Disturbing Video

A disturbing video of a sea turtle having a plastic straw removed from its nose has been circulating the social media lately.

According to COASTS, the plastic straw is about 10-12 cm and took them minutes to remove it.

 A screenshot from the video.
A screenshot from the video.

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The team found a Olive Ridley Sea Turtle in Costa Rica.

At first they thought that there's a parasite inside the nose of the poor turtle, but when they started removing it, they were surprised that it's real plastic straw.

 A screenshot from the video.
A screenshot from the video.

The marine animal is obviously in pain while removing the straw, he's bleeding and getting too much stress. The team successfully pulled the straw out of the reptile's nostrills and then showed the actual size of the straw on the camera.

Pacific Ridley Sea Turtle

Also known as the olive ridley sea turtle, medium-sized species found in tropical waters of Pacific and Indian Oceans. Their conservation status is vulnerable. They have a heart-shaped carapace, two pairs of prefrontals, and up to 9 lateral scutes per side. Source: Wikipedia

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