This December, I read an article about a group of researchers working at Playa Ostional in Costa Rica. Whilst they were carrying out their research, they were approached by a local who told them of an injured Olive Ridley turtle. She was found with a plastic fork stuck up her nose, clearly distressed and in pain.
The group was able to remove the utensil with a Swiss army knife and the turtle was returned to the ocean apparently without severe injury. However this isn’t the first time this has happened. The same team had previously discovered another turtle with plastic trapped in their nostrils- this time a plastic straw.