Thank goodness the research team found the poor turtle and spotted the obstruction! It's absolutely appalling that it it's a straw from human's disregard for sea life.
This distressing footage shows the dangers of plastic waste and the detrimental effects it can have on sea creatures 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 spotted & 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 & without using anesthetic at their disposal and discovered that it was in fact a straw.
The team used a pair of pliers to pull the object from Turtle nose. BY PEOPLES STORY