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Fri Aug 14, 2015, 03:46 PM

 

agony caused by littering - turtle writhes in pain as ocean researchers pull straw from its nose



The agony caused by just one piece of plastic thrown into the sea: Turtle writhes in pain as a drinking straw is pulled from its nose by ocean researchers

Male Olive Ridley sea turtle was discovered by researchers in Costa Rica
Group thought the foreign object was a parasitic worm before its removal
Turtle struggled against researchers as straw was pulled free with pliers
Its air passage was later disinfected with iodine before group released it



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3197604/The-agony-caused-just-one-piece-plastic-thrown-sea-Turtle-writhes-pain-drinking-straw-pulled-nose-ocean-researchers.html#ixzz3ipA09ckD

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Liberal_in_LA Aug 2015 OP
OnyxCollie Aug 2015 #1
eppur_se_muova Aug 2015 #2
Shandris Aug 2015 #3
Liberal_in_LA Aug 2015 #4

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Aug 14, 2015, 04:14 PM

1. Between this and the mutilated rhino,

 

I don't know if I should be angry or sad.

Both seem apropos.

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 14, 2015, 11:53 PM

3. ...what the actual...

 

Oh my gods that's horrible!! This is the first I saw of this.

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 15, 2015, 01:03 PM

4. omg

 

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