Two Amazing Adventures

Luxurious, stabilized modern boats built to SOLAS standards

We swim with the friendliest giant mantas in the world, and go face to face with great white sharks. Read about our experiences, guest comments and more here at the Nautilus at Sea blog! Plus special editorials by Captain Mike.

Researchers try to pull a straw out of a turtle's nose

Do I really need a plastic straw in my gin and tonic tonight??

September 25, 2015 Written by

My wife and I have a ritual of enjoying a wonderful gin and tonic and watching the sunset when we are upcoast relaxing at our cottage. It’s a nice way to end the day and in fact, started me on the bad habit of usually ordering a gin and tonic when riding the airlines. Those gin and tonics always come with a plastic straw – something I never thought about until now.

I’m not sure who the researchers are in the video clip below. And I am not sure I agree with the idea of pulling a straw out of the nose of an olive-ridley turtle leaving the poor guy bleeding afterwards. We simply don’t have enough information to make an informed opinion. In fact, I am not even sure about the veracity of the statistics quoted in the attached article but why take a chance?? I think that taking all the plastic straws off our boats (and ordering my gin and tonics naked without a straw) is one small step that we can take. And in fact, every step really does count.

Safe Diving
Captain Mike



Powered by Facebook Comments

Categorised in:

This post was written by Captain Mike

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Proud member of Global Shark Diving alliance We proudly supply the Nautilus Lifeline to all our divers Storm Policy Storm Policy

© Copyright 2015 Nautilus. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Refund Policy