These turtles were found with ten types of plastic inside them
after they were rescued from a fishing net in Argentina
Location: San Clemente del Tuyo, Argentina
(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) MUNDO MARINO FOUNDATION BIOLOGIST, KARINA ALVAREZ, SAYING:"Three of the sea turtles came through the rehabilitation center due to their mixing with plastic. One of them discharged a large amount of plastic, which we often do not see. Those sorts of plastics are found throughout waters and animals are precisely the indicators of the presence of these pollutants."
Two green turtles and four loggerhead turtles
were rehabilitated for over a month
to make sure their digestive systems were free of plastic
before they were returned to the wild
(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) MUNDO MARINO FOUNDATION BIOLOGIST, KARINA ALVAREZ, SAYING:
"The danger of plastic is that it is silent. Many times, the animal appears to be in perfect health. However, during the checkup and evaluation we found a large
amount of this material inside.So, it is important to get rid of the plastic before the condition worsens and it ends up causing the deaths of the specimens."