So they set about removing it. Just like the first video, the footage is difficult to watch, as the turtle is clearly in pain. But anesthesia is also very risky in reptiles, Robinson said, and taking her to a veterinarian could have involved days of travel and observation.
"We decided the least stressful thing for this animals ... was just to remove it there and then," he explained.
Fortunately, the procedure was quick, and as soon as it was removed the turtle seemed happy to rediscover her airways, Robinson said.
"There were a couple of moments where you could see her taking these little shallow breaths," he noted. "She seemed active, she wasn't bleeding and she seemed very healthy ... she swam back into the waves."