Sea turtle tangled in plastic rescued at sea

If you need another reason to ditch plastic bags — or at least dispose of them properly — this may be it.

Amir Rahim, a WWF-Pakistan trained observer, came upon an Olive Ridley Sea Turtle, which was trapped helplessly and flailing in a bag in the Arabian sea.

“According to Amir Rahim he has seen many turtles entangled in fishing nets but this was the first time he saw a turtle trapped in a polypropylene (PP) bag,” the WWF said in an update today on Facebook.

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“Be gentle with it or God will get upset from us,” the men are heard saying in the video.

This turtle was one of the lucky ones. It appeared to have been tangled for a long time, the rescuers said, and surely would have starved.

“This will warm your heart,” the WWF posted along with the video. “… and make you take action!”

Photos WWF Pakistan

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