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Meet the marine biologist whose turtle video sparked global call to end single-use plastics


A marine biologist whose shocking video of a sea turtle having a plastic straw removed from its nostril sparked a global movement to have the single-use plastic items banned is grabbing worldwide attention again for her work to save the endangered species. Now working in Costa Rica, Christine Figgener hopes to raise awareness of the fragility surrounding the lives of sea turtles, and how people can help.

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