Thanks to heartrending images and videos of straws washing up on beaches and of a plastic straw stuck up a sea turtle’s nose, the plastic straw … Shortly after the fork was removed, the turtle appeared healthy and active and crawled back to the ocean and swam away. Coupled with the “Strawless in Seattle” campaign, these two events are taking down an industry. Suddenly we are reading the obituary of the plastic straw. And that’s what happened to these other animals. This caused a campaign to get plastic straws banned. Christine Hauser contributed reporting. When marine biologist Christine Figgener filmed her team removing a plastic straw stuck in a sea turtle’s nose in August 2015, she says she had no idea how much it would resonate with the world. Another turtle has been found with a piece of discarded plastic lodged up her nose. A lot of this waste gets washed into the oceans, where it threatens marine life. The surprising discovery of a plastic straw lodged into the nose of an olive ridley turtle is a single example of the multitude of effects that plastic debris can have on marine life. As they ran toward the turtle, one of the experts already suspected the culprit was plastic. Satisfied that it was not a parasite attached to the turtle’s brain, they were able to extract the remainder of the straw with the knowledge that removing it would not cause harm to the turtle. A group of marine biologists in Costa Rica were horrified to discover an endangered sea turtle with a 10-12 cm plastic straw … For 8 minutes, the team wrestled with it using the pliers on a multitool, with the turtle cringing, squirming, sneezing, and bleeding the whole time. Furthermore, the curve of the straw after removal (Figure 1c) matches the anatomical form of the nasopharyngeal duct (Wyneken, 2001). This is all a feel-good pr move to satisfy the public's misguided outrage. Those numbers, along with a viral video of a marine biologist removing a plastic straw from a sea turtle’s nose in 2015, have influenced policymakers. A picture of a sea turtle with a plastic straw stuck up its nose went viral recently. The video is as graphic now as it was back in 2015. Back in August, turtle researcher Nathan Robinson found an olive ridley sea turtle off the coast of Costa Rica with a straw sticking out his face.Footage of the team's painful efforts to remove the straw went viral, along with pleas to reconsider using single-use plastic. W arning: contains scenes some may find upsetting. Billions of plastic straws are used each day and the vast majority are thrown away, never to be reused. An olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) with a plastic straw being removed from its nostril by biologists with the Leatherback Trust who were on an expedition off the coast of Costa Rica.When Christine Figgener recorded the eight plus agonizing minutes of her colleague working a pair of pliers to remove … RIP. The turtle had ingested a 10cm (4 inch) plastic straw or stirring stick, and in spitting it back out had somehow managed to send it out the wrong passageway and it got stuck in its nose. They disinfected the turtle’s nose and kept her for observation until … As a single-use plastic product, a focus on this seemingly innocuous product came from a viral 2015 Olive Ridley sea turtle with a plastic straw stuck in its nose. 1/ Turtle With Straw Stuck in Its Nose. Some companies, for example starbucks, have declared they aren't going to use straws anymore.