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Baby Turtle Dies Due To 104 Pieces Of Plastic Being Found In Its Stomach

Humans are destroying sea life with our insane usage of plastic and it shows. And sometimes it shows in devastating ways, such as this baby turtle.

On the shore of Boca Raton, Florida, a baby turtle washed up. "It was weak and emaciated. I could just tell it wasn't doing well," Emily Mirowski, Emily Mirowski, a sea turtle rehabilitation assistant at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, told CNN. The baby turtle did not die of natural causes, it died because this turtle had an astonishing amount of plastic in it's belly -- 104 pieces of plastic, to be exact. 

The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center shared the heartbreaking photo of the deceased baby turtle along with all the bits and pieces of plastic that were found inside. 

"It was really heartbreaking," Mirowski said. "But it's something we've seen for several years and we're just glad people are finally seeing this image and hopefully it's raising awareness."

If this image doesn't make you take a second look at your plastic usage, we don't know what will. 

Story vIa CNN

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Ready To Squee? Baby Animals Are Truly The Best

There is nothing more wholesome in this world than baby animals. Forget human babies, animals are just way cuter. And less needy and the daily upkeep is not even a comparison. Though I have seen plenty of people train pets with diapers, to hilarious effect. But what if you could just gaze at baby animals waddling around, just being adorable simply for existing. So without further ado, here are gifs of some of the cutest animals around.

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These Adorable Turtle Hatchlings Need Help - Here's How To Do Your Bit

Turtles are amazing animals. They can be traced back to the time of dinosaurs, they usually live around 70 years (tortoises reach around 150 or more years), and they're super cute. Sadly, as human development reaches the quietest of beaches, some turtle hatchlings are having trouble finding the ocean because of the confusing lights. But it's not all bad news! As well as being the problem (sorry turtles), we can also be the solution. Keep on reading to learn how you can help your little flippered friends live to be wise old creatures. 

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Nom nom nom... The Fish Whisperer decided to feed the pet turtles in the pond some juicy watermelon and they absolutely loved every second of it -- devouring the watermelon! Watch the cute video to see this turtle action! 

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Ladies, if you're thinking about throwing out that old bra -- donate it to Carolina Waterfowl Rescue instead! Your old bra might just save a life -- a turtle's life. The Carolina Waterfowl Rescue is after bra clasps, in particular, as they can be grafted onto the turtles shells that have been injured in boating or auto accidents. Rescue worker Keenan Freitas told WYMT, "It's just these little ingenious things that people have created in the past, that we can use today to help animals out," . "You basically wire the shell back together. They're helping a turtle. Who wouldn't want to help a turtle?" When the turtles have been healed, the clasps are then removed and the animals are returned back into the wild -- good as new!  

 Bras can be sent to Carolina Waterfowl Rescue at P.O. Box 1484, Indian Trail, NC 28079.

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Pedro The Turtle Lost His Back Legs But LEGO Has Him On The Move Again

Pedro was adopted with three legs but lost another during a recent misadventure. Thanks to the help of some doctors and students at Louisiana State University veterinary teaching hospital, Pedro is still able to move around with his new prosthetic wheels made from Lego.

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Baby Albino Turtle Born With Her Heart Beating Outside of Her Shell Survived Against All Odds

According to Caters New Agency, the albino pinkbelly sideneck turtle was born with her heart exposed. In humans, this condition is called ectopia cordis, but in veterinary medicine there is no name for the life-threatening genetic defect. Even with her heart beating outside of her shell, the baby turtle, named Hope, has defied the odds and survived. Hope lives with her owner Michael Aquilina in New Jersey. Aquilina, known as AquaMike on Instagram, was given the turtle by a friend who felt Aquilina had the passion and experience to give Hope the longest, happiest life possible. The little turtle arrived at Aquilina's home in November 2018 and continues to grow stronger with each passing day. 

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This western pond turtle hatchling got a fighting chance at survival thanks to his friends at the Oregon zoo. 

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Just 16 Hilarious Turtle Snapchats To Celebrate World Turtle Day

World Turtle Day is an annual event that has been taking place since 2000. It was founded by American Tortoise Rescue. The purpose of World Turtle Day is to educate people about the things that they can do to protect the habitats of turtle and tortoises. It is also a celebration of the joy that these reptiles bring to so many people on a daily basis. Cheers to that!

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Ann Baret from Sofia, Bulgaria, captured the engaging moment her four Scottish fold, short-haired kittens met their turtle sibling, which left the felines confused and intrigued by its hard shell, slow pace, and ability to retreat back into its shell.



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Most Patient Pet Owner Takes Giant Turtle Out For Long Walks

urtles have a lot of upsides as pets, such as being quiet and low-maintenance. Of course, they're not perfect animal companions. For example, just think of how much fun dog-owners have taking their pooches for a walk. You can't do that with a turtle, can you? Sure you can, as long as you're not in a hurry, like this resident of Tokyo out for a stroll with his gigantic pet turtle.

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