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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
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Zxnoes Gaming (3 minutes ago)
I HATE PEOPLE NOW ON IN BEACHES..!....i would love to help but i cant im all over to indonesia...😢🥺😭......SAY NO TO PLASTICK!!!😡 btw we do not need staws we can just drink on cup ...god bless you turtle❤️☺️
I feel bad! I regret my life for watching this😵
Povera
😢😭
Pierre Gian Briones (58 minutes ago)
Poor turtle
thuyaki (1 hour ago)
😢😢
Jiyo Namekawa (2 hours ago)
WHY ARE THERE SO MANY PEOPLE USING THIS SAD VIDEO TO GET LIKES IT IS SO OBVIOUS THAT THEY DONT CARE ABOUT THE VIDEO THEY CARE ABOUT STUPID LIKES I WISH THE CREATOR OF YOUTUBE DID NOT MAKE LIKE BUTTONS FOR COMMENTS ONLY COMMENTS GO TO HELL LIKE BEGGARS AND DIE
Dan Avery (3 hours ago)
Waaaaaa
Holy shit. I legitimately had no idea
Glitched lazar (3 hours ago)
bloody hell get rid of plastic that would not be fun having a huge straw come out of my bum hole!! like if think the same.
최최강 (3 hours ago)
너무아프겠다ㅠㅠ😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😢😢😢😢😢😢
Yang Ryan (5 hours ago)
I feel your pain little guy
TTV_TROllER2019 follow (5 hours ago)
I feel Bad as fuck
Anonymousgamer08 (6 hours ago)
Poor suga
cringe movies (6 hours ago)
This video makes me so mad to think that somebody just threw away a plastic straw into the ocean and then this poor turtle has to suffer from the idiot who threw the staw into the water
boss wong (6 hours ago)
https://youtu.be/eHrUX-yQ-Tk
The Bardock (7 hours ago)
There's bamboo straws available, metal straws or glass but most of you guys probably get fast food so maybe ask before hand that you don't want a straw or Bering your own cup that they can fill. It's tedious but that's the only way you will make a difference otherwise your still gonna get that plastic lid.
The Bardock (7 hours ago)
Can they get a decent pair of pliars they look like that have zero leverage or grip.
Angeline. 6870 (7 hours ago)
Soo sad!
Aubrey Mekulsia (7 hours ago)
i cried it was so sad i hate seeing animals get hurt no to plastic straws
Echo H TIZ (7 hours ago)
Omg poor thing.
Elijah CRAZY YT Moua (7 hours ago)
Aww you go die
Blue Haired Ariel (8 hours ago)
Was the the turtle ok after you took out the straw?
Julio Salas (8 hours ago)
I am really happy it made it out alive
Tommy Knight (8 hours ago)
why tf are there so many dislikes on this video?
Chickennugget squad (8 hours ago)
Poor baby I'm adopting one
Jatorre Hamilton (9 hours ago)
Sorry you had to go through that
Poor baby
lilgachaheart 398 (9 hours ago)
Give a like if you cried waching this video😢
Ava Hinds (9 hours ago)
😱 I wasn't expecting That it would be so bloody poor turtle 🐢 that look like it hurt ALSO who would put a straw up a POOR POOR tutles nose????!!!!!! Curse you whoever did that!!!!!! I like = help for poor 🐢......
Aliyah Baber (10 hours ago)
The turtle 🐢 is crying 😭 I feel so bad😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
Jacob Melendez (11 hours ago)
It does not look like a straw
Jacob Melendez (11 hours ago)
It looks like a stick
Kaylee Johnson (12 hours ago)
Damn their dum
Kaylee Johnson (12 hours ago)
Those people are Stupid is fuck be cause 1. It's fucking bleeding and 2. Your hurting it. If the turtle is pulling its head back FUCKING STOP THEN BITCH
Billie Eilish FAN (12 hours ago)
I hate how much trash we put in the world
Stefano Aliotta (12 hours ago)
And we saw tis video in school
Stefano Aliotta (12 hours ago)
My femely is straw free
Itz Audrey (13 hours ago)
poor thing but at least they got the straw out. one like = one less straw
Crummii (13 hours ago)
A turtle has a nosebleed?
Esthela Garza (14 hours ago)
I am literally crying
BroBro Bro Bro (14 hours ago)
Жаль черепаху😭😭😭😭 вы сатанисты
Dancing kitten! (14 hours ago)
Thanks for saving it but you couldn't do anything to relax te nerves?
Oni Marshall (15 hours ago)
Buy your metal straws.
Jason Tiefenbach (15 hours ago)
Omg I feel so,bad for the title 😢😢😢😢😢
Oprah Winspree (16 hours ago)
He may have been in pain but, it probably felt better breathing properly agian
Lidlaids gaming channel (16 hours ago)
I feel so bad for that turtle
Moonthewolfgemm (16 hours ago)
With the all the crueing in that straw the straw dezerved it!!
Marshmello Fan (16 hours ago)
people who’s favorite animals are turtles don’t watch
Jamari Harper (16 hours ago)
😭😭😭😭😭🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢
Peyton Gordinier (16 hours ago)
I felt so bad for him Half of the video I couldn’t look
Jacob and bear Blogs (17 hours ago)
I love 🐢
Jeff Burdick (17 hours ago)
#Savetheseaturtles
R. Gabriëlle (17 hours ago)
So fk sad :(
Carol Dalut (17 hours ago)
That's so very painful Poor Little Sea turtle :(
RobbieGaming (17 hours ago)
When they pulled it out at the end it was kinda satisfying but still feel bad for the turtle
Petr Novosad (18 hours ago)
This little turtle is crying. And do u know what? I am crying too..
RipstickMaster 7 (18 hours ago)
1 like = 1 save
RipstickMaster 7 (18 hours ago)
Shame poor turtle 🐢🐢🐢
ruby tavano (18 hours ago)
YES TO PLASTIC STRAWS
wiss kheroua (12 hours ago)
ruby tavano wtf mate? Are you dumb?
Babu Lal Verma (18 hours ago)
Turtle fell good after remove this thing
ROMERO YEPEZ GRETA SOFIA (19 hours ago)
I have an iron straw
Num nums (20 hours ago)
Damn that must've been painful poor baby
john tea (20 hours ago)
that poor turtle it was probley in so much pain :c
yarisantos family (20 hours ago)
So sad 😭😭
shara ali (21 hours ago)
Main reason that you shouldn't litter on the floor or the sea plastic is killing many sea creatures and animals lately we found a young whale dead it's stomach was Full of plastic bags and more plastic I feel so bad for these animals and sealife so I decided to help and me and my class mates cleaned the beach toghether please try to clean and try to help these poor animals and don't litter together we can help these poor life's 💞💞 thank you so much for helping that turtle
conni forbes (21 hours ago)
Don’t hate there helping
😭😢😓😓😭😢😨
RK831 (21 hours ago)
A cardboard straw can get into that nostril and would be even more difficult to pull out.
katie o'r (21 hours ago)
What are we doing to this planet.
Aaden Josh Tupas (22 hours ago)
Lets get rid of straws😈😈
Poppa and Deuce Squad (22 hours ago)
Why so many dislikes this is serious like people who disliked can go to hell 😭😭😭😭
Aaden Josh Tupas (22 hours ago)
Im so sad😢😢😢😢😢
원승현유튜브 (23 hours ago)
omg
Bluef m (1 day ago)
The turtle is crying and i am too 😭
#NoToSingleUsePlastics
Andy T (1 day ago)
It was so hard to watch. I’m not kidding, I lost my breath from this video. I have totally changed my opinion on plastic straws and I am *NEVER* using them again.
maja v (1 day ago)
I like turtles
Ray Evans (1 day ago)
Thank god the turtle is saved
joyce rafuson (1 day ago)
Who put th straw in the nose of the turle💔
배미영 (1 day ago)
거북아미안해ㅠㅠ우리가위험하게해서ㅠㅠ미안해ㅠㅠ
xXJewelXx (1 day ago)
OMG POOR TURTLE 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
Martina Soriano (1 day ago)
Poor
Nunya Land (1 day ago)
The city I’m in banned straws
StormyGalHaxy (1 day ago)
Why can't we burn plastic and stop making it? #savetheturtles
Kukis Gutierrez (15 hours ago)
No because its just gonna release carbon dioxide
Orislean Joslin (1 day ago)
Save the turtles
hari venthaan (1 day ago)
😪
Ray Graham (1 day ago)
I feel so bad 😥😥😥😥😥😥😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😓😓😓😓😓😨😨😨😨😨
Aliya Rayman (1 day ago)
I’m getting metal straws.
Aliya Rayman (1 day ago)
POOR BABY AWWWWWWWW I FEEL SO BAD NOOO
itzMehAlyssa (1 day ago)
This is so painful to watch just think how much pain it was for the turtle
Cloe Zoey (1 day ago)
SAVE THE TURTLES 🐢
Piggy Lover (1 day ago)
Stop throwing your waste in the sea!!! It hurts sea animals!!!! Recycle and use metal straws or reusable straws
Celina Moore (1 day ago)
Just got metal straws on amazon!
Ikea Oliver (1 day ago)
It’s scientifically impossible to let it be a hook because hooks are METTAL
He’s brave and cuteness
faze jakoob (1 day ago)
I m going to cry
Thank you for showing us this, this video changed me so much. As a kid I used to be obsessed with color straws and wanted just to drink water with them, used to collect straws just for fun. As an adult now I wish I had all the information to understand how bad are so many of the things we do for our environment. This new generation is blessed with so much knowledge and I think if we don’t do something about it it’s because we are unwilling to get out of a comfort zone of bad habits. Im 34 now and 3 years ago when I saw this video I stopped using straws I know it’s not much but I guess is something, and I just wanna say THANK YOU.
Foxxxy 101 (1 day ago)
If you want to still use straws there are plenty of reusable metal straws available
sara bernatowicz (1 day ago)
Aww poor thing
iiUniqu e (1 day ago)
This poor turtle.... I feel so bad.
Yellow Mistake (1 day ago)
😢😭😢😭😢😭

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