This distressing footage shows the dangers of plastic and the detrimental effects it can have on marine wildlife if disposed of irresponsibly.In the video the group of researchers can be seen holding the sea turtle still as a man attempts to get a grip of the straw with the pliers. Blood drips from the turtle’s nose and the sea creature appears to be in a lot of pain throughout the entire ordeal.
The video maker then addresses the camera and says: ‘This is the reason we do not need plastic straws.’
Later in the clip, after much struggling, the man manages to pull the straw free and blood immediately pours from the turtle’s nose.
Where in the second video the turtle was struggling with a plastic fork which was jammed in his nostrils.