In Costa Rica, a turtle’s suffering puts spotlight on need to reduce use of plastics

The plight of a Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle that biologists in Costa Rica rid of a plastic straw stuck in its nose highlights the need to reduce the use of the synthetic material, since 8 million tons of plastics are dumped in the oceans each year, biologist Nathan Robinson told EFE.

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Last updated on 21 August 2015

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Costa Rica
Region: 
South & Central America & The Caribbean
Threats: 
Solid waste
Species: 
Lepidochelys kempii
Species group: 
Reptiles