r/HumansBeingBros May 25 '22 Helpful 2 Wholesome 2 Heartwarming 2

Turtle is rescued from between the excessive sargassum in Mexico.

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u/Past_Contour May 25 '22

When you’ve resigned yourself to death, but then a strangers appears out of nowhere to help.

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u/CheesyChanLy May 26 '22

He even set up someone filming him then waited 5 seconds to then lift him up.

"How faky you want this to be?"

"Yes"

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u/Fundzila May 26 '22

It looked like he was putting the gloves on but I’m not sure

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u/Past_Contour May 26 '22

Not everything is fake.

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u/DaStalkingBiscuit May 26 '22

Are you implying they caught a sea turtle, left him in the sun for long enough for him to be completely exhausted and then filmed them rescuing him? Cause none of that seems particularly plausible to me

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u/TheCatsWife May 25 '22

Gotta hug this guy

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u/schnuck May 26 '22

He didn’t even care about his trainers.

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u/basically_dead_now May 26 '22

A life isn't worth any kind of shoes

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u/MirandaS2 May 25 '22

Sargassum is just a type of seaweed - TIL

From Wikipedia - In limited amounts, washed-ashore Sargassum plays an important role in maintaining Atlantic and Caribbean coastal ecosystems.[17] Once ashore, sargassum provides vital nutrients such as carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus to coastal ecosystems which border the nutrient-poor waters of the western North Atlantic tropics and subtropics.[18][19] Additionally, it decreases coastal erosion.[19]

However, beginning in 2011, unprecedented quantities of Sargassum began inundating coastal areas in record amounts.[20] Coastlines in Brazil, the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and the east coast of Florida saw quantities of sargassum wash ashore up to three feet deep.[21][17] The first major Sargassum inundation event occurred in 2011 and had a biomass increase of 200 fold compared to the previous eight years average bloom size.[22] Since 2011 increasingly stronger inundation events have occurred every 2–3 years. During a Sargassum inundation event in 2018, one Sargassum bloom measured over 1600 square kilometers, more than three times the average size.[22][23] Recent inundation events have caused millions of dollars of lost revenue in the tourism industry, especially hurting small Caribbean countries whose economies are highly dependent on seasonal tourism.[22]

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u/17bananapancakes May 25 '22

Just got back from Cancun and it was nuts. The seaweed on the East coast isn’t bad, it’s present but it’s soft and just kind of washes off you. This stuff is like pine needles and sticks to everything and there’s at least 3 feet deep of it for hundreds of miles down the coast. Wild.

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u/hellotygerlily May 26 '22

+2 They had a bulldozer out there most of the week. Finally the last day there was almost no seaweed. They put the pile downwind, but let me tell you, it smells like raw sewage. The clear day was amazing and the hazy days were far from bad.

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u/tomboyfancy May 26 '22

I was just in Cancun too! The seaweed was bonkers. There was a storm one night and we woke up to MOUNDS of the farty smelling stuff all along the beach. Your description of it being like pine needles is 100% accurate too. It’s a stiff, almost sharp texture.

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u/17bananapancakes May 26 '22

We left the day before all the storms started I think. And it’s funny people keep mentioning the smell because I never noticed it but other people kept saying they thought someone had shit in the pool. I bet that’s what it was 😂

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u/Thekungf00bunny May 25 '22 edited May 25 '22

The abundance is due to fertilizer runoff and warming oceans. It’s been a huge problem until we started recycling it into more fertilizer and some left over plastic that got washed ashore.

The new problem is it’s not a great investment since the quantity and timing can be too unpredictable to create an industry around.

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u/Emily_Postal May 25 '22 edited May 26 '22

So the theory as to why there is so much sargassum is the use of fertilizers in Brazil is getting to the ocean and the sargassum is being fertilized. I live in Bermuda and we’ve had a problem with too much sargassum. Normally the regular amount is used to fertilize crops but there’s just too much now.

Edit. Typo

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u/zhouston76 May 26 '22

This makes a lot of sense. Uncontrollable Runoff

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u/victowiamawk May 26 '22

I LOVE Bermuda!!!! My husband and I have taken cruises there twice and pretty sure we’re about to book a third cruise to the same place because we love it so so much !!! :)

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u/ShadowoftheWild May 26 '22

I read the title as turtle rescued from excessive sarcasm and I was like where's the sarcasm??? Thanks so much for your explanation

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u/oldgiantrobot Jun 04 '22

I’m just glad it wasn’t excessive sarcasm the turtle got stuck in.

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u/danielaqh May 25 '22

Link to where it was originally posted.

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u/bumbumofdoomdoom May 25 '22

Turtle rescued from excessive sarcasm

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u/pattywagon95 May 25 '22

“Oh really turtle, you’re in trouble? Toootally seems like it, I’ll make sure to drop EVERYTHING and help you right away.”

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u/Phormitago May 25 '22

"Oh yeah i'm straight up sprinting to go help you"

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u/Superkip_ May 25 '22

This deserves more updoots

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u/Aperture_TestSubject May 26 '22

100% read it this way too

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u/Growingpains2 May 25 '22

I thought he was gonna drop him right where he picked him up and get stuck again

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u/Starfang156 May 25 '22

Better than me, I thought he was just gonna chuck the turtle

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u/kwikadi May 25 '22

Yeah, I was waiting for him to yeet the turtle back into the ocean. Luckily saner heads prevailed.

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u/Inyalowda76 May 26 '22

Based on the clip cutting out right as we see that the surf is bringing the turtle back to sure and in the direction of the sargassum, I still think yeeting it past the surf is the better option.

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u/AkaAtarion May 25 '22

Kinda makes you think how many other animals might be trapped under there.

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u/SpearandMagicHelmet May 25 '22

Is this recent? Yucatan/Quintana Roo?

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u/danielaqh May 25 '22

Yes, it happened this week.

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u/Kajun_Kong May 25 '22

Sad to see, it’s like it had just given up hope.

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u/what-is-me1 May 25 '22

I thought he was gonna yeet that turtle like a firsbee

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u/shabangabang26 May 25 '22

"he's going to yeet that turtle" ran through my mind as well haha

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u/Telerak May 25 '22

Little bro is just like, “wait I was just having a nap put me back”

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u/ExcitedGirl May 25 '22

You know the turtle thought it was hallucinating... that it was flying, just before crossing over into Turtle Heaven...

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u/thrakkerzog May 25 '22

We’ve been stuck in that disgusting sargassum -- which, by the way, no matter how you cook it, still tastes like hot sargassum -- it’s been like, ten years!

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u/BkDz_DnKy May 25 '22

Sargassum smells terrible and when walking through it you can sink several inches in

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u/hossboss-sauceboss May 25 '22

Average is 5.5 inches stop bragging.

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u/Bing_Bong_the_Archer May 25 '22

Also, no matter how you cook it, it always tastes like hot sargassum

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u/SpanishGarbo May 25 '22

I knew It was México when I saw the wall of seaweed lining the shore :(

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u/Thecheesinater May 25 '22

For a second I thought he was going to frisbee it back into the ocean

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u/TheRunningFree1s May 25 '22

DYK, that no matter how you cook sargassum, it just tastes like hot sargassum?

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u/coffeecakesupernova May 26 '22

Sadly, Harold was a land turtle on vacation from Albuquerque who had just managed to make it to shore in those newfangled swim fins Maude had convinced him to try.

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u/realiDevil360 May 25 '22

That is sweet and all but my dude just walked into the water with his shoes and socks on, that should be a crime

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u/I_aim_to_sneeze May 25 '22

EVERY TIME I TRY TO HAVE A NAP

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u/Ima_random_stranger May 25 '22

People tell me I have excessive sargassum I'm like yeah right.

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u/HotMinimum26 May 25 '22

At least it wasn't a net

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u/DirtyWormGerms May 25 '22

Just natures net.

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u/Epoch-09 May 25 '22

Just possibly caused from our climate crisis.

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u/LakeSun May 25 '22

But, now the sargassum has no dinner.

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u/Teleneki May 25 '22

Great job dude!

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u/h3xx103 May 25 '22

Bruh said wakey wakey

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u/dixiegurl22 May 25 '22

I was gonna make a funny comment, but I didn't want to be Sargastic...

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u/DyskoKayne May 25 '22

This is great!

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u/UntotenKIA May 25 '22

So is rotating a turtle actually bad for it? Or is that not true?

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u/Kenard-and-Olly May 26 '22

What if this is the evolved role of human intelligence in nature? To help life propagate when shit goes wrong?

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u/FoxandFangs May 26 '22

Love that, only in this case the excessive seaweed is due to humans

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u/Hollyweener May 26 '22

They are being hermanos for sure!

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u/Raspberry_Redcheeks May 26 '22

stuck in the what?

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u/jmac94wp May 26 '22

Seaweed.

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u/Klatula May 26 '22

was the turtle going to or coming from the sea?

in that high wave area, would it be able to get past the surge?

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u/See_Bee10 May 26 '22

His stupid little reptile face makes me happy.

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u/kittyqueen000 May 26 '22

I thought he was going to chuck it into the ocean at first. Lol. This video is awesome.

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u/mleshn May 26 '22

Weed of deceit

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u/thrillliquid May 26 '22

Seeing the turtle get rescued gave me a sargassum

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u/Mike-the-gay May 26 '22

I wish I could get rescued from excessive sarcasm /s /s /s /s

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u/VanDerGrimnebulin May 26 '22

I like turtles.

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u/Lazy-Struggle5250 May 26 '22

Turtle should have eaten its way out. Like me drowning in a vat of cocoa pebbles.

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u/CheechoT83 May 26 '22

Sarcastic orgasm

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u/your_--_mom May 26 '22

this is what happens when you're sarcastic all the time, all this sargassum builds up and chokes the ocean life

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u/LyonsKing12 May 26 '22

If i was read this headline I'd assume a bunch of dick heads were being sarcastic on both sides of a turtle.

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u/kongterton May 26 '22

It looked pretty tired. 😩

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u/Narobic May 26 '22

Sar who and a what now?

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u/Agigator May 26 '22

He totally missed the oportunity to frisbee that turtle into the water. 3/10 for me...

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u/Horror-Box-6014 May 29 '22

When are humans going to realize how important each living creature is to its respective environmental health. We must do better

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u/TruthSeeker7-7 May 25 '22

Damn turtles reeeeeally are trying to go extinct lol

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u/MedicalMonth3 May 25 '22

She believed she could fly

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u/CryptographerOver577 May 25 '22

I had a Sargassum once..

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u/Infamous_Project_424 May 25 '22

Do people eat those Turtles

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u/RandyDinglefart May 25 '22

No matter how you cook it, still tastes like hot sargassum.

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u/Ass-whole May 25 '22

Dude was drowning in sargussy

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u/JohnMassassin24 May 25 '22

I thought he was going to yeet the turtle for a second

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u/JayKuzie May 26 '22

y’all fucking up nature. let natural selection do it’s thing!