- Divers rescued the sea turtle after the found her swimming weirdly in the ocean
- A video shows the moment a diver pulled off the plastic around her shell
- Parasites were underneath because the turtle was unable to clean herself
- The divers said the turtle’s shell looked deformed from the pollution
A diver who freed a sea turtle from a plastic container discovered the animal had it wrapped around herself for years, which destroyed her shell.
The sea turtle was discovered by divers after they noticed how strangely the animal was swimming.
When the boat pulled closer to the turtle, they realized she was wrapped up in a plastic container.
The divers immediately grabbed the sea turtle and pulled her into the boat so they could free her from the marine pollution.
A sea turtle was discovered by divers after they spotted something in the water that was swimming oddly. They found the turtle with a plastic container wrapped around her body
In the video, one diver is heard speaking in Spanish to describe what they are seeing on the turtle’s body as they remove the plastic container.
One man said: ‘She has a deformed body. She must’ve been trapped for many years.’
The diver holding the turtle in the video is able to cut through the container to free the animal from her plastic prison.
Once the plastic was moved away from the shell, the divers were able to see how deformed the turtle’s shell had become.
Parasites also covered the turtle’s body around the areas where the plastic used to be.
One diver worked to cut away the container to free the turtle. He found parasites underneath the plastic container
The turtle’s shell was reportedly deformed from being trapped underneath the plastic for years. The diver released the turtle back into the ocean after he cut her free
‘She couldn’t clean herself because of how she was stuck,’ one diver is heard saying.
The video shows the diver who is holding the turtle start to scrape away some of the parasites before he releases her back into the ocean.
The turtle’s body should now be able to go back to its natural shape after being released from the container, the divers said.
It is unclear where or when this video was taken.