In a random act of kindness, a heroic guy from Sri Lanka, decides to help some poor sea turtles to dispose of a burden that could eventually cost their lives. The helpful man, known as Chika Boy is great fond of wildlife and always willing to step up for the hopeless animals. This time, he removes the barnacles from the turtle’s shell!
Barnacles are some sort of crustacean that usually fix themselves to rigid surfaces as rocks or even ships. Yet, sometimes they can attach to the sea turtles shell. Although one single barnacle doesn’t particularly cause any sort of damage, if the barnacles number found on a turtle’s shell is too high, that could turn into real struggles for the hopeless marine creature. Swimming difficulties, infections and even poor eyesight can be the result of these sticky crustacean.
“The overloading of barnacles will prevent the turtle from moving and swimming properly,” this wildlife enthusiast explains. “[the turtle] will become slower than usual because of increased weight on the turtle’s shell, it will find it difficult to search for food. If the barnacles are attached near the turtle’s eyes, its vision will get impacted, or if they’re attached neat the mouth, the turtle will not be able to eat properly.”
So, in his latest YouTube video, Chika Boy shows us the easiest way to help a sea turtle to get rid of those unpleasant guests. You can see how many barnacles attached themselves to this tiny sea turtle. Fortunately, this nice guy removes them all using a special tool. Then, with its shell clean, Chika Boy releases the turtle back in the ocean.
Watch Chika Boy’s noble gesture, bellow: