Two wild sea turtles have been released back into the wild after being successfully rescued from a fishing net and treated for life-threatening injuries.
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The incident occurred in Argentina, whereas the sickly turtles were taken to Mundo Marino Educational Park for treatment.
In the aquarium, carers treated both turtles of which one contracted a life-threatening infection after eating plastics floating in the ocean.
Following almost three months of rehab, both animals were taken back to the shore and got released back into the sea.
As the vets revealed, one of the animals had its nostrils clogged by plastic particles and would definitely not survive if not rescue in time.
“At the time of admission, one of the turtles defecated nylon, a type of plastic that usually appears in supermarket bags. In addition, the turtle that defecated nylon presented an infection in its nostrils,” 37-year-old Hiram Toro, the coordinator of the vet team responsible for the two turtles, said.
“We were able, through radiographs, to determine that the infection was exclusively in that area, since our main concern was that the infection had spread to their lungs.
“Because the airways were obstructed by infection, that turtle had a lower capacity for breathing and diving. This would make it less competitive in the search for food in relation to other reptiles of their species.
“Another sign of the consumption of plastic was that the turtle entered without an appetite. This can be caused by the false sensation of satiety generated by the intake of non-nutritive elements – in this case, plastic – that occupies space in the digestive tract.”
Fortunately, both turtles were successfully treated and able to return back to their home!
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