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Sea Turtle with Straw up its Nostril - "NO" TO PLASTIC STRAWS
 
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This is the original video! Filmed by Christine Figgener, marine biologist at Texas A&M University. ***WARNING: Graphic Content & Inappropiate/ Strong Language!*** This video shows graphically why plastic waste is detrimental to marine life, especially single-use plastics (such as straws, which are one of the most redundant items). This turtle suffers from an item that is human-made and used by most of us frequently. The research team around Christine Figgener (Texas A&M University) found a male Olive Ridley sea turtle during an in-water research trip in Costa Rica. He had a 10-12 cm PLASTIC STRAW lodged in his nostril and they removed it. SAY "NO" TO PLASTIC STRAWS, AND ANY KIND OF ONE-TIME USE PLASTIC ITEMS! If you would like to support our research and conservation efforts in Costa Rica, please think about donating to our GoFundMe Campaign http://gofundme.com/wuhvd6zj UPDATES The Plastic Pollution Coalition just launched their "No Straw" Campaign in collaboration with us. Take the No-Straw-Pledge and learn more: http://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.... ----- The Story behind the viral video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLN52... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MPHb... OUR STORY: My research team found a male Olive Ridley sea turtle during an in-water research trip in Costa Rica. He had a 10-12 cm PLASTIC STRAW lodged in his nostril. After initially thinking that we are looking at a parasitic worm, and trying to remove it to identify it, we cut a small piece off to investigate further and finally identified what we were REALLY looking at. After a short debate about what we should do we removed it with the plier of a swiss army knife which was the only tool available on our small boat (not intended for overnight stays), since we were on the ocean, in a developing country, a few hours away from the coast and several hours away from any vet (probably days from any vet specialised in reptiles, not to mention sea turtles) and x-ray machines. Plus, we would have incurred a penalty (up to time in jail) on ourselves by removing the turtle since that is beyond our research permits. He did very obviously not enjoy the procedure very much, but we hope that he is now able to breath more freely. The blood from the shoulder is from a 6mm skin biopsy we took previously to this event for a genetic study (part of our permitted research), which usually doesn't bleed much, but which started bleeding while restraining the turtle. We disinfected the air passageway with iodine and kept the turtle for observation before releasing him back into the wild. The bleeding stopped pretty much immediately after the removal of the straw, and when we released him, he swam happily away. The turtle very likely swallowed the straw while ingesting other food items and then either expelled the straw together with the redundant sea water through her nostrils, or regurgitated the straw and it ended up in the wrong passageway. The nasal cavity of sea turtles is connected directly to the palate (roof of the mouth) by a long nasopharyngeal duct. Copyright: Christine Figgener To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email [email protected] If you are interested in following my adventures in the world of marine turtles and ocean conservation, make sure to also follow me on Social Media: IG http://bit.ly/2Ky4DR5 - @ocean_amazon Twitter http://bit.ly/2lJpu64 - @ChrisFiggener Facebook http://bit.ly/2MBeFyp - @cfiggener http://puranatura.zenfolio.com/ Contact Email: [email protected] http://www.bio.tamu.edu/index.php/directory/graduate-student-figgener/ Christine Figgener, Dipl.-Biol. (M.S.) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BACKGROUND What are single-use plastic items? http://www.greeneriepa.org/single-use... http://singleuseplastic.co.uk/what-we... What can you do? REDUCE (REFUSE=STRAWS)/ RE-USE/ RECYCLE http://www.recycling-guide.org.uk/rrr... Organise your own beach cleanups! An amazing plastic clean-up project is the TWO HANDS PROJECT, collect trash and post it on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/twohandsproject http://www.twohandsproject.org/ MORE INFO: http://micro2016.sciencesconf.org/ http://www.kcet.org/news/redefine/red... http://www.plasticchange.org/en/om-pl... http:/theoceancleanup.com
Views: 34609650 Sea Turtle Biologist
Plastic and twine found in endangered sea turtle patient
 
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In a tale that’s all too relevant this Plastic Free July, we recently took on a sick sea turtle patient at our Auckland Zoo Vet Hospital. Flown in by the Department of Conservation from Ninety Mile Beach after being found by a concerned member of the public, this turtle’s shell was in the worst condition our vets had ever seen – completely wrapped in a thick blanket of moss and covered in goose barnacles that would make it difficult for a turtle to swim and indicated it had been unwell for a long time. Once it arrived our vet team took X-rays, bloods and set the turtle up in an intensive care unit to start the process of nursing it back to health. But sadly, this endangered turtle spent only two days with our Vet Hospital team before it finally succumbed to its condition. A post-mortem revealed it was emaciated with two bits of plastic found inside its intestines as well as a long piece of knotted twine and extensive sun damage to its shell. This is an important message for all of us to clean up our oceans and choose to reuse. We’re doing out bit with our pledge to become single-use plastic water bottle free this July. Learn more on our website!
Views: 1930446 Auckland Zoo
Plastic Fork Removed From Sea Turtle's Nose
 
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Video recorded by Sean A. Williamson. This olive ridley sea turtle was found with a plastic fork stuck inside its nostril. Lamentably, this is a consequence of a world of single-use, non-biodegradable plastic. 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. The choice is easy. There are sustainable alternatives to single-use plastics. Canvas bags can replace plastic bags, bamboo cutlery can replace plastic cutlery. Please be part of the movement away from single use plastics. Nathan J. Robinson and the Las Baulas field team were able to remove the fork and the turtle returned to the ocean breathing freely! To learn more about our work and support sea turtle conservation, please visit: https:/www.leatherback.org Or our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/leatherbacktrust. Share, like, and subscribe!
Views: 9506528 The Leatherback Trust
Meaning Amazing ¦¦ Sea Turtle Rescue Entangled Ghost Net, Plastic, Waste ¦¦ Sea Rescue Compilation
 
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[Most Satisfying] Meaningful & Amazing Jobs ¦¦ Sea Turtle Rescued From Ghost Net/Fishing Net, Plastic, Waste,... Sea Rescue Compilation Videos 2019 #SeaTurtle, #TurtleRescue, #Meaning ------- Welcome to my channel!! Like & Subscribe me for more Thanks! --------- Impromptu in Blue by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100456 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Views: 1403349 TNmaker
Sea Turtle Entangled in Ghost Net Rescued
 
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This video shows the detrimental effects of so-called ghost nets on marine animals. ***Warning: GRAPHIC CONTENT*** Video Credit and Copyright: Christine Figgener *** This footage is managed exclusively by Viralvideouk.com. If you wish to license this footage please contact [email protected] For more viral videos check here https://www.youtube.com/user/viralvideouk1 ** ----- Almost to the day exactly one year ago my research team found a plastic drinking straw embedded in a male olive ridley sea turtle's nostril (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wH878t78bw). We removed it and hopefully eased his suffering and improved his quality of life. This past 9th of August 2016, my research team once again encountered a sea turtle in distress. We found an exhausted olive ridley female swimming close to our research boat and she was dragging a huge bulk of discarded fishing net behind her. Parts of it were wrapped around her throat and had already started to cut into her flesh. We took her onboard our boat, cut-off the net, and disinfected her cuts with iodine. Due to the knowledge of the scarcity of sea turtle rehab facilities and lack of expert care for injured sea turtles in Costa Rica, we released the female back into the water since she seemed otherwise healthy and strong. As biologists, we don't actively seek out injured wildlife, but our research happens to position us at the front-lines of reality looking at the detrimental effects of human impact on wildlife. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Our research is approved by the US IACUC and is conducted under research permits issued by the Costa Rican government, MINAE/SINAC and CONAGEBio. If you like what my research team and I are doing, please consider donating to our GoFundMe campaign to finance our next field season. https://www.gofundme.com/wuhvd6zj If you would like to find out more about our work in Costa Rica and the members of our field team, Brie Myre, Kim Lato, and Marcus Saikaley, check out our field blog http://plotkinlabtamu.wixsite.com/plotkinlab/blog At this point, I would like to thank again everyone that donated to my GoFundMe Campaign during the past year! Without you, this field season 2016 wouldn't have been possible and we wouldn't have been to the right time at the right place to help. Thank you! If you are interested in following my adventures in the world of marine turtles and ocean conservation, make sure to also follow me on Social Media: IG http://bit.ly/2Ky4DR5 - @ocean_amazon Twitter http://bit.ly/2lJpu64 - @ChrisFiggener Facebook http://bit.ly/2MBeFyp - @cfiggener http://puranatura.zenfolio.com/ Contact Email: [email protected] http://www.bio.tamu.edu/index.php/directory/graduate-student-figgener/ Christine Figgener, Dipl.-Biol. (M.S.) ----------------------------------------------------- GHOST NETS "Ghost nets are fishing nets that have been left or lost in the ocean by fishermen. These nets, often nearly invisible in the dim light, can be left tangled on a rocky reef or drifting in the open sea. They can entangle fish, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks, dugongs, crocodiles, seabirds, crabs, and other creatures, including the occasional human diver. Acting as designed, the nets restrict movement, causing starvation, laceration and infection, and suffocation in those that need to return to the surface to breathe. " https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_net If you would like to learn more about Ghost Nets. http://oliveridleyproject.org/what-are-ghost-nets/ https://www.mission-blue.org/2013/05/ghost-nets-among-the-greatest-killers-in-our-oceans/ http://www.ghostfishing.org/the-problem/
Views: 10671141 Sea Turtle Biologist
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED TO A TURTLE 19 YEARS LATER BECAUSE OF A PIECE OF PLASTIC!
 
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THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED TO A TURTLE 19 YEARS LATER BECAUSE OF A PIECE OF PLASTIC! Unfortunately, the ecology of the modern world leaves much to be desired. Tons of rubbish float in the ocean, the atmosphere and soil are polluted and global warming is our worst enemy. However, most people are too busy with their daily problems and don't think it is their responsibility to take care of the environment. Some will probably be angry to hear this statement. According to those people, they shouldn't do anything for anyone. However, everything will change when you face the monstrous consequences of the irresponsible way we treat our planet. Today we'll talk about an unusual animal that suffered because of people and became an example of what humans should NOT do.
Views: 1684792 BRAIN TIME
The Threat of Plastic to Sea Turtles
 
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Check out our blog for more information! http://seaturtlesvsplastic.blogspot.com
Views: 19245 Megan
See How It Feels to Be an Ocean Animal Stuck in a Plastic Bag | National Geographic
 
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Imagine being trapped inside a huge plastic bag. Each year, more than a million marine creatures and other birds and animals die from plastic trash. In the week leading up to World Oceans Day 2016, National Geographic took to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., with a plastic bag large enough to bring this issue to life at a human scale. This dramatization featuring National Geographic video staff simulates the experience of marine creatures that become trapped in plastic and can't escape. The plastic bag, created by art collective Red Dirt Studio, will be recycled through D.C.'s Office of Recycling. Learn more about the world's oceans: http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/ ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta See How It Feels to Be an Ocean Animal Stuck in a Plastic Bag | National Geographic https://youtu.be/yaDx-WJAsaE National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
Views: 372145 National Geographic
The Making of The World's Largest Plastic Sea Turtle - Crocheted
 
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This is the culmination of a 2-year project. The world's largest plastic sea turtle is crocheted entirely from waste plastic and was designed and made by artist Annie Hsiao-Wen Wang. The plastic sea turtle was made in the hope that it will bring attention to the issues sea turtles and other sea life endure every day as we continue to pollute our oceans with plastics and much much more. To read more about the background of this story and what motivated Annie to spend 2 years making this turtle as well as other stories please go to www.onebrownplanet.com. Also visit Annie's website at: www.anniewangartist.com
Views: 10633 One Brown Planet
Strangled by Plastic
 
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This is Mae West. She is a Snapping Turtle. When she was a hatchling she swam into a plastic juice bottle ring that constricted her shell as she grew, almost cutting her in half. Luckily she was rescued and she is still alive. Here is her story.
Views: 49342 Just One Ocean
Removing Sea Turtles from nets!!! VERY SATISFYING!!!
 
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I found this to be absolutely fascinating to watch and actually quite satisfying.... let me know what you think!!! My second channel🖤 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoHBUxjWKV5ETy6QkjQ8K3g Ms Fvcking  Wonderful (Katey Robey) P.O Box 24671 Indianapolis,  IN 46224 Email🤘 [email protected] Instagram🤘 https://www.instagram.com Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a usepermitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing
Views: 653276 Ms Fvcking Wonderful
Trash Isles: Turtle Gets Plastic Straw Removed From Its Nose By Rescuers
 
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LADbible has claimed the world's first country made entirely of trash to highlight the issue of plastic pollution in our oceans. Get involved and ensure the world's first country made of trash is its last. Become a citizen of the Trash Isles: http://bit.ly/2xmYujQ Find out more: https://www.trashisles.com Donate to our charity partner Plastic Oceans Foundation: http://bit.ly/2gp1ulG Subscribe: http://bit.ly/SubscribetoTheLADBible Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LADbible/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/theladbible/ Twitter https://twitter.com/TheLadBible To license this video please email: [email protected]
Views: 5324785 LADbible
HOW TO SAVE FOUR SEA TURTLES IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN
 
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Norwegian sailor rescue four sea turtles being trapped in plastic fishing nets in the Pacific Ocean. Buy us a dingy🐢 : http://www.wiigworld.com/donasjon/ Follow us on Instagram💥: https://www.instagram.com/wiigworld/
Views: 141623 WiigWorld
Why Turtles mistake Plastic Bags for food
 
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Reduce your footprint, As you may know plastic is slowly killing our greatest resource the Ocean and its inhabitants. Think twice next time you're shopping and use a sustable bag instead. Thank you Craig
Removing barnacles from sea turtles!!! VERY SATISFYING!!!
 
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PART 2!!! I have been watching turtle rescue videos and barnacles keep coming up as a problem for marine life!!! I fell down the rabbit hole of watching people remove parasites from turtle shells and faces etc... I found this to be absolutely fascinating to watch and actually quite satisfying.... let me know what you think!!! My second channel🖤 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoHBUxjWKV5ETy6QkjQ8K3g Ms Fvcking  Wonderful (Katey Robey) 37 S Lynhurst Dr Indianapolis,Indiana 46241 Email🤘 [email protected] Instagram🤘 https://www.instagram.com ALL credit goes to Ripley's sea turtle rescue and good people on the sea🖤🐢 Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a usepermitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing The views and opinions expressed by the hosts do not state or reflect those of the co hosts, subscribers or Trademark owner of Ms Fvcking Wonderful and its management. Furthermore, the assumptions, views, opinions and insinuations made by the host / guests do not reflect those of the show, the management, co hosts or Trademark owner of Ms Fvcking Wonderful. Information on this channel may contain errors or inaccuracies; I Katey Robey/Ms Fvcking Wonderful/# DRAMALIVE do not make warranty as to the correctness or reliability of the channels content. If you own rights to any of the images or videos and do not wish them to appear on this site, please contact [email protected] and they will be promptly removed. Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a usepermitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing
Views: 12061056 Ms Fvcking Wonderful
Removing a plastic straw from a sea turtle's nostril - Short Version
 
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While on a research project in Costa Rica, Nathan J. Robinson removed 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. Video taken by: Christine Figgener.
Views: 10745509 The Leatherback Trust
Seaturtle gets rescued after swallowing fishing net in Greece
 
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Members of the Wildlife Sense team rescued a Caretta Caretta turtle in the harbor of Argostoli, Kefalonia. This turtle got helped, but fishing nets are number 1 death cause of seaturtles. Keep the oceans clean! Please supports Wildlife Sense at: https://wildlifesense.com/en/
Views: 3949442 Quadisimo
Removing Barnacles/ "Hair" / Plastic Bottle from Poor Sea Turtles Compilation | Rescue Sea Turtles 2
 
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#RescueSeaTurtles, #Turtles, #BarnaclesTurtles @Meaning Amazing, Removing Barnacles/ "Hair" / Plastic Bottle from Poor Sea Turtles Compilation | Rescue Sea Turtles 2 @Subscribe Here: https://bit.ly/2Je1uXs @A global data review shows that during the past 20 years millions of sea turtles have been inadvertently snared by methods used in commercial fishing. Trapped in fishing nets AND were recovered. ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ THANKS FOR WATCHING AND DON'T FORGET TO LIKE COMMENTS AND SUBSCRIBE! If there are any Copyright Issues with any videos posted here i will Remove them. Please contact my Email : [email protected] All images belong to its respectful owner, No copyright infringement is intended
Views: 28790 Paws For Hope
TURTLE RESCUE AT SEA & PLASTIC POLLUTION [Side Adventure #11]
 
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Off the coast of Central America, we find a juvenile Hawksbill Sea Turtle, badly tangled in plastic debris. When we jump in, we are amazed at the amount of sea life this floating debris has attracted (hundreds of small fish, a large school of dorado and a pod of dolphins!), and the potential impact plastic can have in our oceans becomes VERY clear! Plastics are not only a danger to sea life that can become entangled in it - many animals also inadvertently consume plastic as food! We hope this video helps to show the impact plastic is having in our oceans, and inspires you do get involved to help clean up and care for our oceans! #creatorsforchange ________________ We hope you enjoy our videos and adventures. To help us continue making these videos and sailing with a purpose, you can Join the Journey here: PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/AdventureAdrift CROWDFUNDING: http://adventureadrift.com/join-the-journey/ ________________ To see more of our adventure, check out: http://adventureadrift.com http://facebook.com/adventureadrift http://www.instagram.com/adventureadrift http://twitter.com/advtradrift And to see where we are RIGHT NOW: http://adventureadrift.com/home/track-our-journey/ ________________ Our video equipment: Our Main Camera: http://amzn.to/2scqwgb Our Action Cam’s: http://amzn.to/2d55rfe & http://amzn.to/2dfdAux Voiceover Mic: http://amzn.to/2sLXJfy Video Mic: http://amzn.to/2dnvBvR Portable Mic: http://amzn.to/2dmOQp7 Drone: http://amzn.to/2mf49m8 Our Sweet Shades: https://www.rootedshade.com/ Use discount code: “adventureadrift” ________________ MUSIC Bedtime Stories - Ross Bugden https://soundcloud.com/rossbugden Happy - Dyalla https://soundcloud.com/dyallas ________________ Footage from May 2018 ________________
Views: 10327 Adventure Adrift
Plastic sheet removed from sea turtle's throat
 
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A sea turtle washed up on a beach in South Africa had a plastic bag pulled from its throat by a rescue team from the Two Oceans Aquarium. Sea turtles have become the victims of plastic pollution in recent years.
Views: 3302 The Star Online
Baby Turtles Struggle to Swim Through Plastic Pollution in Honduras | NowThis
 
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Plastic pollution has ruined these baby turtles’ home and left many of them dead. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe Pollution has ruined this baby sea turtle’s home. Photographer Caroline power took these videos of baby sea turtles as they struggled in plastic trash. Unfortunately not all of them survived. “This seaweed was filled with plastic. It was disgusting. I found baby turtles resting on plastic bags and on gallon bottles. Others were crawling across the top of plastic filled seaweed. Others had died and were floating, wrapped in plastic.” Last year the same area went viral for plastic pollution. But litter from Honduras & Nicaragua is still washing into the ocean. The baby sea turtles live in Sargassum seaweed. It provides them with food and protects them from predators. If the seaweed washes ashore the turtles can suffocate and die. Caroline saved 18 babies from the seaweed and sent them to a turtle rehabilitation center where all 18 are still alive. 8 Million tons of plastic enter the ocean from land each year. #Turtles #Ocean #Pollution #SeaLife #Animals Connect with NowThis » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat NowThis is your premier news outlet providing you with all the videos you need to stay up to date on all the latest in trending news. From entertainment to politics, to viral videos and breaking news stories, we’re delivering all you need to know straight to your social feeds. We live where you live. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisnews @nowthisnews
Views: 1902 NowThis News
Join us as we protect sea turtles from plastic pollution
 
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Sea turtles face so many dangers across their lifetime. Plastic pollution is just one of them. The Leatherback Trust is working every day to combat these threats and protect sea turtles at nesting beaches, and globally across nearly every ocean. Make a contribution to The Leatherback Trust today. Together, we can ensure the recovery of critically endangered leatherbacks and other imperiled sea turtle species. www.leatherback.org/donate Sign up for our emails: www.leatherback.org/contact Join us on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/LeatherbackTrust Follow us on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/TheLeatherback Footage provided by: Nathan Robinson Sean Williamson Cheane Nilsson
Views: 12821 The Leatherback Trust
How To Save A Sea Turtle's Life | The Dodo
 
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How To Save A Sea Turtle's Life: Think twice next time you use a plastic bag. Footage provided by Caters TV: https://www.facebook.com/catersnews Love Animals? Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCINb0wqPz-A0dV9nARjJlOQ?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Dodo: Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedodosite/timeline Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dodo Watch us on Snapchat Discover: https://www.snapchat.com/discover/The-Dodo/4978545017 Love our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedodo/ Check out our site: www.thedodo.com For the love of animals. Pass it on.
Views: 34132 The Dodo
Biologists Remove Plastic Fork Stuck in Sea Turtle's Nose
 
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A beautiful act of compassion and deep concern deep down in all of us.😊😊😊
Views: 234711 NTD Life
Two Guys Save Turtle Wrapped in Plastic
 
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These guys were vacationing in Malta when they came across a beached turtle trapped in plastic. After deciding that the animal needed help, they picked the turtle up and placed it on the beach to remove the trash. Using a lighter, they were able to melt the plastic off the turtle and release it back into the water. Check Out Our Website: http://bit.ly/DailyPicksAndFlicksSite Subscribe For More Videos: http://bit.ly/DailyPicksAndFlicksYT Like Us On Facebook: http://bit.ly/DailyPicksAndFlicksFB Follow Us On Twitter: http://bit.ly/DailyPicksAndFlicksTW Hi and welcome to Daily Picks and Flicks – viral videos, funny pictures, and odd news blog. We cover all the funny, interesting and strange stuff that is buzzing around the world. The weirder the better. Each day, we surf the web in an effort to find interesting, entertaining and unique videos, pictures and weird news stories. If you like what you find here, please recommend us to your friends. We already like you. To license any of the videos shown on Daily Picks And Flicks, visit Jukin Media at http://jukinmedia.com/licensing
Views: 23737 DailyPicksandFlicks
Plastic problem affects sea turtles
 
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Plastic has been found in nearly every sea turtle.
Living Life Less Plastic: Lessons from Sea Turtles
 
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Sea turtle specialist, educator and business owner, Christina Trapani, takes us on a personal journey. She began her career as a stranding specialist for the Virginia Aquarium, saving many injured, cold-stunned or entangled sea turtles and marine mammals and researching why the unlucky ones had died. She responded to and examined hundreds of animals during her 12 years with the Aquarium’s Stranding Response Program. What she found changed her life, and it may change yours, too, when you hear her story. Stranding responses took Trapani all over Virginia, to remote beaches including barrier islands and National Wildlife Refuges. The amount of plastic debris and balloon litter was shocking. On occasion, a stranded marine animal was treated for, or had died from debris ingestion or entanglement. These experiences caused Trapani to commit herself to reducing her use of single-use disposable plastic items, and to help others do the same by offering alternatives. Thus, Eco Maniac Company was started in 2008. Using a list prepared by the Ocean Conservancy for the International Coastal Cleanup of the top ten items found during this annual cleanup, Trapani researched alternatives and began to offer them for sale through her website: www.ecomaniaccompany.com In her presentation you will see and hear about Trapani’s experiences with sea turtles, marine mammals, and aquatic debris. She will motivate you with stories of the people who are making a difference, such as students who combine art and science in their “Trash Talking Turtles” to educate others and change trashy behavior to trash-free. Trapani will also tell you about alternatives to single-use plastics that are available. After the presentation, you will have an opportunity to purchase some of these items such as stainless steel straws, bamboo utensils, and reusable sandwich wraps. Trapani will inspire you to do your part and live life less plastic!
Views: 14685 Goldenrod Foundation
Plastic in World's Oceans Killing Young Sea Turtles
 
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Plastic pollution floating in our seas is creating huge environmental hazards, polluting our oceans and killing animals like seabirds and marine life. But a new study shows young turtles, in particular, are at a higher risk of dying from eating ocean-borne plastic because it doesn't take a lot of plastic to kill them. VOA's Deborah Block more. Originally published at - https://www.voanews.com/a/plastic-in-worlds-oceans-killing-young-sea-turtles/4583372.html
Views: 375 VOA News
How ocean plastic threatens sea turtles
 
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The mounting problem of plastic pollution poses an even greater danger to sea turtles than most ocean dwellers. Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/80030/ Find more videos like this at www.newsy.com Follow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideos Follow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos
Views: 1354 Newsy
'SAY NO' TO PLASTIC-Sea Turtle with Straw up its Nostril-Phoenix9
 
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Hard To Watch This Video, Then Just Feel The Suffering Of This Turtle. ''#SayNoToPlastic, Please #SaveMarineLife & #HumanKind'' Your's #Phoenix9 #EcoFriendly. ***WARNING: inappropiate/ strong language!*** This Is The Original Video, From Great #WorldSavers. This video shows why plastic trash is detrimental to marine life and why especially plastic straws are one of the most superfluous items made out of plastic, especially if they end up as plastic trash in our oceans. The research team around Christine Figgener (Texas A&M University) found a male Olive Ridley sea turtle during a in-water research trip in Costa Rica. He had a 10-12 cm PLASTIC STRAW lodged in his nostril, they removed it. SAY "NO" TO PLASTIC STRAWS, AND ANY KIND OF ONE-TIME USE PLASTIC ITEMS! #SeaTurtle with Straw up its Nostril - 'NO' TO #PLASTICSTRAWS Thanks For Watching & Supporting #Phoenix9 For More Updates, Please Like & Subscribe Our Link Below https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkZr-9KBfdjH_t5MY1xOsnA SAVERS STORY: My research team found a male Olive Ridley sea turtle during a in-water research trip in Costa Rica. He had a 10-12 cm PLASTIC STRAW lodged in his nostril. After initially thinking that we are looking at a parasitic worm, and trying to remove it to identify it, we cut a small piece of to investigate further and finally identified what we were REALLY looking at. After a short debate about what we should do we removed it with the plier of a swiss army knive which was the only tool available on our small boat (not intended for overnight stays), since we were on the ocean, in a developing country, a few hours away from the coast and several hours away from any vet (probably days from any vet specialised in reptiles, not to mention sea turtles) and x-ray machines. Plus, we would have incured a penalty (up to time in jail) on ourselves by removing the turtle since that is beyond our research permits. He did very obviously not enjoy the procedure very much, but we hope that he is now able to breath more freely. The blood from the shoulder is from a 6mm skin biopsy we took previously to this event for a genetic study (part of our permitted research), which usually doesn't bleed much, but which started bleeding while restraining the turtle. We disinfected the air passageway with iodine and kept the turtle for observation before releasing him back into the wild. The bleeding stopped pretty much immediately after the removal of the straw, and when we released him, he swam happily away. The turtle very likely ate the straw and regurgitated the straw where it ended up in the wrong passageway. The nasal cavity of sea turtles is connected directly to the palate (roof of the mouth) by a long nasopharyngeal duct. Copyright: Christine Figgener http://ocean.tamu.edu/people/students... http://puranatura.zenfolio.com/ Twitter: @ChrisFiggener Thank To #WorldSavers - Eco Friendly - #Phoenix9Events #India
Views: 15266 Phoenix9 Events
Sea Turtle Rescued After Eating Balloon: Chex's Story
 
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Chex is a green sea turtle that was rescued after eating a balloon in the ocean. This little sea turtle was found floating and struggling to dive. Make an ocean pledge in honor of Chex: https://www.seewinter.com/world-oceans-day-pledge/ Sea turtles often mistake plastic bags, balloons and other trash for jellyfish or squid. Once sea turtles start swallowing something they are unable to stop and may become sick like Chex or even die after ingesting marine debris. Fortunately, Chex was rescued, rehabilitated and released, but many other marine animals are not so lucky. Learn more about Chex's rescue and release: https://www.seewinter.com/green-sea-turtle-release-chex/ Learn about plastic pollution in the ocean and how you can help: https://www.seewinter.com/plastic-problem-inside-sea-turtles/ Watch Rescue-Clearwater, a real-life follow up to the Dolphin Tale films and inspiring new web series that goes behind the scenes of the rescue, rehab and release mission at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. New season 2 episodes! http://bit.ly/2ozqWtQ Donate to Clearwater Marine Aquarium: http://bit.ly/1KBk5XN Visit us at Clearwater Marine Aquarium: http://bit.ly/1EKyytp https://www.facebook.com/SeeWinter https://www.instagram.com/cmaquarium/ https://twitter.com/CMAquarium https://www.pinterest.com/cmaquarium/
Study finds a few pieces of plastic enough to kill sea turtles
 
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For story suggestions or custom animation requests, contact [email protected] Visit http://archive.nextanimationstudio.com to view News Direct's complete archive of 3D news animations. RESTRICTIONS: Broadcast: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN Digital: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN Researchers found that ingesting just one piece of plastic could increase the chance of a sea turtle to die by 22 percent, according to a study published in the Scientific Reports. The researchers found younger turtles have a higher risk of dying from plastic than adult turtles as they tend to float with the ocean currents where most of the small lightweight plastic lies. Adult turtles in comparison tend to be choosier with what they eat, choosing instead to eat sea grass and crustaceans. The researchers explained a even a thin, flimsy piece of plastic could block the intestine, resulting in blockage in the long run. While harder pieces of plastic could cause internal injuries, which could ultimately lead to death. The study also found that about half of the sea turtles on Earth have already consumed plastic. Dr. Hardesty, one of the authors of the study, said we should "rethink our relationship with plastic" and work to reduce the turtles' exposure to plastic. RUNDOWN SHOWS: 1. Sea turtle and pieces of plastic. 2.A young turtle surrounded by plastic in the ocean. 3. The sea turtle's intestine is blocked by a piece of plastic. 4. Hard plastic causing internal injury to sea turtle. VOICEOVER (in English): "According to a study published in the Scientific Reports, researchers found that ingesting just one piece of plastic could increase the chance of a sea turtle to die by 22 percent." "The researchers found younger turtles have a higher risk of dying from plastic than adult turtles as they tend to float with the ocean currents where most of the small lightweight plastic lies." "The researchers explained a even a thin, flimsy piece of plastic could block the intestine, resulting in blockage in the long run..." "..while harder pieces of plastic could cause internal injuries." SOURCES: The BBC, The New York Times, Scientific Reports, ABC Australia, The Independent, https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45509822 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/13/science/sea-turtles-plastic.html https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-30038-z http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-14/eating-14-pieces-of-plastic-enough-to-kill-turtles/10243618 https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/turtles-plastic-pollution-deaths-australia-microplastic-waste-a8536041.html *** ----------------------------------------­­---------------------------------------­-­---------------- Next Animation Studio’s News Direct service provides daily, high-quality, informative 3D news animations that fill in for missing footage and help viewers understand breaking news stories or in-depth features on science, technology, and health. Sign up for a free trial of News Direct's news animations at http://newsdirect.nextanimationstudio.com/trial/ To subscribe to News Direct or for more info, please visit: http://newsdirect.nextanimationstudio.com
Views: 345 News Direct
Sea Turtle Eating Plastic - by The Reserve
 
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The Animal Rehabilitation Keep at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas, rescues, rehabilitates, and releases many sea turtles. Some of these turtles are injured due to ingesting plastic. Learn more at www.MissionAransas.org Music by: Everdream by Epic Soul Factory
Views: 4728 MissionAransasNERR
Sea turtles threatened by humanity's plastic binge
 
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Dozens of sea turtles need rescuing every year around the coastal town of Watamu, where plastic litter accumulates in the Indian Ocean and the beach from as far afield as Indonesia, Madagascar and Yemen, according to the product labels.
Views: 191 AFP news agency
Single piece of plastic can be enough to kill sea turtles - TomoNews
 
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AUSTRALIA — Researchers found that ingesting just one piece of plastic could increase the chance of a sea turtle to die by 22 percent, according to a study published in the Scientific Reports. Subscribe to TomoNews ►►http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-TomoNews Watch more TomoNews ►►http://bit.ly/MoreTomoNews TomoNews is your best source for real news. We cover the funniest, craziest and most talked-about stories on the internet. If you’re laughing, we’re laughing. If you’re outraged, we’re outraged. We tell it like it is. And because we can animate stories, TomoNews brings you news like you’ve never seen before. Top TomoNews Stories - The most popular videos on TomoNews! http://bit.ly/Top_TomoNews_Stories You Idiot! - People doing stupid things http://bit.ly/You-Idiot Recent Uploads - The latest stories brought to you by TomoNews http://bit.ly/Latest-TomoNews Ultimate TomoNews Compilations - Can't get enough of TomoNews? This playlist is for you! New videos every day http://bit.ly/Ulitmate_TomoNews_Compilations Thanks for watching TomoNews! Like TomoNews on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUS Follow us on Twitter: @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUS Follow us on Instagram: @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus Visit our website for all the latest videos: http://us.tomonews.com Check out our Android app: http://bit.ly/1rddhCj Check out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1f Get top stories delivered to your inbox every day: http://bit.ly/tomo-newsletter
Views: 3574 TomoNews US
We pulled a plastic bag out of a sea turtle's throat
 
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A rescued green sea turtle brought to our rehabilitation centre was found to have a large sheet of plastic stuck in its throat - this is how we helped it. Read the full story: http://bit.ly/TurtlePlasticBag
Views: 102746 Two Oceans Aquarium
The Sea Turtle with a Straw in its Nostril - No To Single Use Plastics [Short Version]
 
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This video shows why plastic trash is detrimental to marine life and why especially single use plastics, such as drinking straws, are one of the most useless items made out of plastic, especially if they end up in our oceans. If you would like to support our research for the next three years, please think about donating to our GoFundMe Campaign http://gofundme.com/wuhvd6zj SAY "NO" TO PLASTIC STRAWS, AND ANY KIND OF ONE-TIME USE PLASTIC ITEMS! What are single-use plastic items? http://www.greeneriepa.org/single-use... http://singleuseplastic.co.uk/what-we... Our Story: Our research team in collaboration with Christine Figgener and Dr. Nathan J. Robinson found a male Olive Ridley sea turtle during our in-water research trip in Costa Rica. He had a 10-12 cm PLASTIC STRAW lodged in his nostril. After initially thinking that we are looking at a parasitic worm, and trying to remove it to identify it, we cut a small piece of to investigate further and finally identified what we were REALLY looking at. After a short debate about what we should do we removed it with the plier of a swiss army knive which was the only tool available on our small boat (not intended for overnight stays), since we were on the ocean, in a developing country, a few hours away from the coast and several hours away from any vet (probably days from any vet specialised in reptiles, not to mention sea turtles) and x-ray machines. Plus, we would have incured a penalty (up to time in jail) on ourselves by removing the turtle since that is beyond our research permits. He did very obviously not enjoy the procedure very much, but we hope that he is now able to breath more freely. The blood from the shoulder is from a 6mm skin biopsy we took previously to this event for a genetic study (part of our permitted research), which usually doesn't bleed much, but which started bleeding while restraining the turtle. We disinfected the air passageway with iodine and kept the turtle for observation before releasing him back into the wild. The bleeding stopped pretty much immediately after the removal of the straw. The turtle very likely ate the straw and regurgitated the straw where it ended up in the wrong passageway. The nasal cavity of sea turtles is connected directly to the palate (roof of the mouth) by a long nasopharyngeal duct. Copyright: Christine Figgener http://ocean.tamu.edu/people/students... http://puranatura.zenfolio.com/ To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email [email protected] What can you do? REDUCE (REFUSE=STRAWS)/ RE-USE/ RECYCLE Pledge to not use straws anymore: http://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org/ http://thelastplasticstraw.org/ http://www.recycling-guide.org.uk/rrr... ORGANISE BEACH CLEAN-UPS! An amazing plastic clean-up project is the TWO HANDS PROJECT, collect trash and post it on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/twohandsproject http://www.twohandsproject.org/ MORE CAMPAIGNS AND INFOS: http://micro2016.sciencesconf.org/ http://www.kcet.org/news/redefine/red... http://www.plasticchange.org/en/om-pl... http://theoceancleanup.com
Views: 407953 Sea Turtle Biologist
Here's how little plastic straws are wrecking our oceans
 
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Alaska Airlines is the latest big company to ditch plastic straws. Here's why we all should, too. The war on plastic straws is growing as more companies such as McDonald's and cites such as New York are facing pressure to find sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives that won't pollute our oceans, litter our beaches or wind up harming animals. McDonald's shareholders on Thursday rejected a proposal that asked the fast-food giant to report on the business risks of using plastic straws and look for alternatives. Despite the rejection, the fast-food giant has begun experimenting with using paper straws in its U.K. restaurants and making plastic straws available only on request. It is estimated that more than 500 million single-use plastic straws are used and thrown away every day in the U.S. alone as Americans use them at an average rate of 1.6 straws per person per day, according to the National Park Service. That translates into 175 billion straws a year. It's no wonder sea turtles are being found with plastic straws stuck up their noses. Only 14% of plastic packaging is collected for recycling, and "a staggering 32% of plastic packaging escapes collection systems," according to a 2016 study by the World Economic Forum. A study by the University of California Santa Barbara’s National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) found that 8 million metric tons of plastic trash end up in our oceans every year. That's equivalent to five grocery bags filled with plastic for every foot of coastline in the world. And while plastic straws represent only a fraction of the overall tonnage of ocean plastic, they are less likely to make it into recycling bins, and their small size make them dangerous for marine animals and are consumed by fish. Read more: https://usat.ly/2x5qLg9 Just the FAQs cuts through the clutter and helps you with your daily news fix. Watch more: http://bit.ly/2Dw3Wnh Subscribe to USA TODAY's YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1xa3XAh Like USA TODAY on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usatoday Follow USA TODAY on Twitter: https://twitter.com/USATODAY #JustTheFAQs **************** Humankind: Amazing moments that give us hope ➤ http://bit.ly/2MrPxvd Humankind: Stories worth sharing ➤ http://bit.ly/2FWYXNP Animalkind: Cute, cuddly & curious animals ➤ http://bit.ly/2GdNf2j Just the FAQs: When news breaks, we break it down for you ➤ http://bit.ly/2Dw3Wnh The Wall: An in-depth examination of Donald Trump’s border wall ➤ http://bit.ly/2sksl8F
Views: 37288 USA TODAY
Guys Use Lighter to Rescue Sea Turtle Tangled In Trash | The Dodo
 
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Guys Save Sea Turtle Tangled In Trash On The Beach | When these guys found a sea turtle all tangled up in trash, they knew they had to save him — but they didn't have a knife to cut him free. So they had to get CREATIVE. #FreeTerry. For the full turtle rescue video and more, visit: http://thedo.do/maltaturtle. Love Animals? Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCINb0wqPz-A0dV9nARjJlOQ?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Dodo: Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedodosite/timeline Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dodo Watch us on Snapchat Discover: https://www.snapchat.com/discover/The-Dodo/4978545017 Love our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedodo/ Check out our site: www.thedodo.com For the love of animals. Pass it on.
Views: 509732 The Dodo
Turtle & plastic bags
 
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Images & editing: Lorine Grandjean ♪ Troubled Waters / Cat Power
Views: 8628 Lorlylyly
Removing 4 Tons of Plastic from Turtle Nesting Beach
 
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The nesting season for the vulnerable Loggerhead turtle is only a few months away, and one of their biggest nesting beaches, on a remote island in Cabo Verde, has for years been full of plastic and abandoned fishing gear. After a three-day joint beach cleanup effort between Sea Shepherd and Cabo Verdean organization Biosfera Cabo Verde, over four tons of marine debris was removed, leaving the beaches safe for turtles once again. LEARN more: http://bit.ly/2ua1rBF #CaboVerde #PlasticKills #MarineDebris ---- Sea Shepherd is an international, non-profit marine conservation organization that engages in direct action campaigns to defend wildlife, and conserve and protect the world’s oceans from illegal exploitation and environmental destruction. Learn more about us: https://www.seashepherdglobal.org/ Support our efforts: https://www.seashepherdglobal.org/donate/
Views: 1730 Sea Shepherd
Saving Endangered Sea Turtles
 
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A hospital for rehab, research and release of one of Earth’s oldest living animals. More information on this story at . Additional content at http://www.insidescience.org/. (Inside Science TV) – Buckwheat, Mikey, Beaker, Barney, Alfalfa, Newman, Goober and Barnacle Bill are just a few of the sea turtles currently being treated at The Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Florida, a landmark animal hospital dedicated to ensuring that sea turtles – some of the oldest animal species on Earth – survive and thrive in the face of extinction. Armed with three ambulances and a dedicated team of biologists, zoologists, veterinarians and staff, The Turtle Hospital treats up to 200 turtles a year, and since 1986, it has released 1500 back into the wild. The need for facilities like the Turtle Hospital is huge. Sea turtles have been around a long, long time: By some estimates, their ancestors date back over 100 million years. Unfortunately, modern species of sea turtles haven’t had it easy. All six sea turtle species in US waters are listed under the Endangered Species Act, and worldwide, sea turtle populations have fallen since last generation. The dangers facing the turtles are numerous, according to Bette Zirkelbach, a biologist at the hospital. “The biggest threat is human impact,” she said, “and that varies from pollution, to trash in our water, fishing line entanglement, [and] boat strikes.” And tackling sea turtles’ complex healthcare needs requires a surprisingly sophisticated battery of tools. "We do blood transfusions, we give the turtles IV nutrition, we do physical therapy—things you might not think of with a sea turtle,” said Zirkelbach. Commonly, Turtle Hospital veterinarians have to address a disturbing trend: sea turtles’ eating of plastic debris, which has increased worldwide since 1985. Turtles mistake the bits of plastic for food – and in the case of “Barnacle Bill,” a 170-pound loggerhead sea turtle treated by the Turtle Hospital, the plastic builds up in their intestines, starving them unless it’s removed. When Barnacle Bill, was found floating, veterinarians used a bronchoscope to look inside his lungs and were able to clear plastic from his intestine. During the turtle's exam, the researchers also discovered that one of Barnacle Bill's lungs is smaller than the other one. Barnacle Bill will remain at the hospital until a permanent home at an aquarium or zoo can be found. Until then, veterinarians will add weights to Barnacle Bill's back to help him stay underwater. The Hospital also treats turtles suffering from fibropapillomatosis, a viral disease ravaging sea turtle populations worldwide. It’s thought that small leeches stuck to the turtles pass along a virus similar to the human herpes virus. If an infection takes hold, the virus causes tumors to grow all over the turtles’ bodies – large enough to affect their sight, swimming, and snacking. The problem hits close to home: “This is a virus that affects over 50 percent of the green sea turtle population,” said Zirkelbach, including ones in Florida. To treat cases of fibropapillomatosis in turtles like “Osborne,” a recently captured green sea turtle, veterinarians with the Turtle Hospital use tools like laser scalpels to remove fibropapilloma tumors. This is especially important for Osborne, who suffered from tumors around his eyes. Doctors are hopeful that the procedure will save Osborne’s eyesight. “We’re doing a lot of critical care," said Zirkelbach."A lot of state of the art medical care, we do blood transfusions, we give the turtles IV nutrition, we do physical therapy … things you might not think of with a sea turtle.” Despite the challenges, the successes of Turtle Hospital keep staff members like Zirkelbach motivated. “To take an animal that would not have otherwise survived, to help mitigate for the human impact that’s out there, fix a turtle up and put him back out into the wild—there’s nothing like it,” she said.
Views: 13207 Inside Science
Plastic pollution ends up inside sea turtles
 
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Sea Turtles 911 medical staff often have to remove plastics from sea turtles. After months of rehabilitation at ST911's floating hospital, the sea turtles recover and are released back into the ocean. But will they survive? It's up to you to keep plastics out of our oceans to keep our turtle friends safe! Please share this video to spread the word so we can minimize plastic pollution together!
Views: 19324 seaturtles911
This Sea Turtle Had A Big Plastic Fork Stuck Up Its Nose
 
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This leatherback sea turtle had a big chunk of plastic stuck up its nose that it couldn't remove by itself. Luckily, some conservationists from the Leatherback Turtle Trust were there to help out. Subscribe for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV3Nm3T-XAgVhKH9jT0ViRg?sub_confirmation=1 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ajplusenglish Download the AJ+ app at http://www.ajplus.net/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajplus
Views: 481144 AJ+
The Sea Turtle Hospital
 
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In the Florida Keys, the Turtle Hospital is fighting to save the dwindling population of American sea turtles. The hospital, which works to rehabilitate sick and injured sea turtles, treats human-caused conditions like flipper amputations, shell damage from boat collisions, and intestinal issues from ingesting plastic bags and fishing line. The most common surgery performed at the Turtle Hospital is the removal of viral tumors called Fibropapilloma, that affect over half of green sea turtles. In this short film, The Atlantic goes inside the Turtle Hospital to see firsthand the fight against sea turtle extinction. Author: Sam Price-Waldman Watch more videos: http://www.youtube.com/theatlantic Subscribe to The Atlantic on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK0z... Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheAtlanticVID Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheAtlantic Google+: https://plus.google.com/+TheAtlantic
Views: 18351 The Atlantic
Sea Turtles Rescue - 978774
 
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Views: 87399 RM Videos
Heroes remove plastic frok for sea turtle's nose
 
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This is what happens when you litter Heartbreaking
Views: 148 LadDog
How Plastic affects sea turtles
 
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via YouTube Capture
Views: 1448 Takara McKnight
Plastic sea turtles
 
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The effort to go eco friendly not only involves using ethically produced organic cotton and bamboo clothing but also reducing our plastic usage. Over the last few days alone I have personally collected three plastic bags, two plastic bottles and some bubble wrap from the sea. At the same time I have enjoyed snorkelling to see the amazing marine life, including turtles. Here is some info as well as a simple video that I have created. If you are going snorkelling or scuba diving, please make a point of collecting any plastics that you find – if everyone did the same it would be a great start. Please share! “Over 100 million marine animals are killed each year due to plastic debris in the ocean. Currently, it is estimated that there are 100 million tons of plastic in oceans around the world. It is expected that another 60 billion pounds will be produced this year alone. Eighty percent of the plastic debris comes from land. It washes out to sea from our beaches, streets and highways. It flows out through storm drains into streams and rivers. It flies away from landfills and into the stomachs of sea turtles everywhere. Most of the debris is recognizable. Plastic bags, bottles, balloons, degraded buoys, packaging materials and food wrappers all contribute to the debris. While large plastics are a substantial pollutant, over time these plastics will break down into smaller, more toxic pieces. Not only are these small plastics more easily ingested, but they also act as hosts for invasive species, carrying them to other regions of the ocean exponentially increasing the damages caused by plastics. In addition, certain plastic contains toxic additives that are distributed into the water and enter into the food chain. Many turtles, that have been killed by consuming debris, had plastic bags or fishing line in their stomachs, some as small as half of a fingernail. Sea turtles are especially susceptible to the effects of consuming marine debris due to their bodies’ own structure. They have downward facing spines in their throats which prevent the possibility of regurgitation. The plastics get trapped in their stomach, which prevents them from properly swallowing food. Also, many sea turtle rehabilitation facilities commonly deal with “bubble butts,” turtles that float as a result of trapped gas caused by harmful decomposition of marine debris inside a turtle’s body. The gases cause the turtle to float, which leads to starvation or makes them an easy target for predators. Species Affected: All species of sea turtles, adult green turtles to a lesser degree, are affected by marine debris. Juvenile green turtles are heavily affected by marine debris. The Solution: Education is important to solving marine pollution. The public can get involved in this issue by: • Reduce, Reuse and Recycle plastics; • Use reusable cloth bags instead of plastic bags when shopping; • Support local, regional and nationwide bans on plastic grocery bags; • Don’t litter. Instead, volunteer at local beach clean-up events; • Make sure to properly secure your garbage to prevent any fly-away plastics; • Don’t release balloons into the air. They travel far and end up in our oceans being consumed by sea turtles that mistake them for food.” Source: conserveturtles.org www.facebook.com/conserveturtles
Turtles and plastic pollution
 
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Just one piece of ingested plastic gives a turtle a 20 per cent chance of dying from it, and the risk is even greater for young turtles. Thanks for watching! Click subscribe and the notification bell to see our videos in your feed. For more videos and articles like and follow our Facebook page and our other social pages. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AustralianAcademyofScience/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ausacademyofscience/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Science_Academy About us: The Australian Academy of Science is an independent organisation representing Australia's leading scientists. It recognises excellence, advises government and promotes science education and public awareness of science. About our channel: We create and upload videos reviewed by experts in scientific fields and other leading academics to ensure scientific accuracy. You can also find some amazing lectures given by top scientists at one of our events held at our HQ-the Shine Dome in Canberra or across Australia. Thanks for watching and please subscribe and give our Facebook page a like!