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Researcher Removes Plastic Straw Lodged in Turtle’s Nostril [VIDEO]

A sea turtle was found with a plastic straw in its nostril. See the extraction. 

Researchers in Costa Rica came across a sea turtle in distress.

Originally thinking a tube worm was stuck inside its nostril, the team took to the task of taking it out. They soon realized it was, in fact, a four-inch long plastic straw.

The procedure looks painful but relief definitely can be felt at the end.

Makes you think twice about the effects of littering.

Luckily for this turtle, it is able to breathe freely again.

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Researcher Removes Plastic Straw Lodged in Turtle’s Nostril [VIDEO]