Robinson acknowledged the video is unpleasant, but he said he hopes it raises awareness of the effect human garbage has on sea turtles and other wildlife.
In his years as a turtle researcher he's seen many animals injured by human detritus, especially fishing hooks. He recently found an animal with fishing line hanging out his back end but the hook still embedded inside; unfortunately the team was unable to help him.
But any piece of human garbage can pose dangers, as this recent rescue shows. Robinson said there have even been cases of turtles who've dragged lawn chairs behind them for weeks at a time. And on his Facebook page, Robinson noted that he hopes people will "say no to all single-use plastic."
"It's very hard to watch, very visceral," Robinson told The Dodo about the recent video. "It's a shock tactic, I guess. I hope it's a big enough impact to show that this is humans' impact on the world."
You can view the videos below, but be warned that, as Robinson noted, they're very hard to watch.