GRAPHIC: Turtle gets rescued from plastic straw stuck in its nostril

In what appeared to be a video taken while in the middle of an ocean, a sea turtle is having a tough trial of being rescued from a very high threat - a plastic straw stuck in its nostril.

olive ridley sea turtle with plastic straw in the nostril

The animal can be seen bloody and struggling from pain while a couple of guys try to pull out the foreign material using pliers.

It is a poor thing to watch, seeing the helpless animal hissing in pain and it cannot speak a word to express how hard it is to have a long strip of plastic straw in the nose.

After over 8 minutes of on the spot operation of sort, the plastic material was finally taken out.

Watch the video (shortened) below with your own discretion:

This is the photo of the plastic straw that was pulled out by the instant rescuers:

olive ridley sea turtle with plastic straw in the nostril

This incident says a lot. Those tiny little plastic straws that we throw away could end up floating in the oceans, and they can also mean, deaths to the poor turtles and other marine creatures out there.

On another thought, there is more to how we worry about what we eat. Sometimes, we fail to realize that there are also innate dangers in how we eat.

Using plastic straws while drinking could mean disaster waiting to wreak havoc in the environment.

The two saviors were Nathan Robinson and Chris Figgener. Based on the latter's Facebook post, the rescue efforts took place in Costa Rica, in one of her in-water research trips.

Meanwhile, Robinson also posted his own account of the momentous experience:
Earlier today, Chris Figgener helped me to remove a 10 cm (4 in) plastic straw that was entirely embedded into the nostril of an olive ridley sea turtle. Lamentably, this is a consequence of the world of single-use, non-biodegradable plastic that we currently live in.

There is a solution and it lies in our own decisions. Please say no to all single-use plastic. Every plastic straw, plastic bag, or plastic bottle that ends up in the oceans could mean the difference between life or death for any number of marine animals.

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