Sea pollution: it’s not just bad for the environment, but also for the animals that live in it. As children, we’re constantly warned about the potential harm that the plastic rings from a 6-pack could do to a dolphin, bird, or other animal. Sometimes, it seems like a bunch of bleeding heart fear-mongering, but as the World Wildlife Foundation illustrated recently, sometimes the threat is all too real.

In the video below, a sea turtle is caught in some mesh which, it seems, prevents it from swimming. Thankfully, a trained WWF employee was nearby and was able to cut the poor thing free. I’d hate to think what might have happened if the turtle had been left trapped in the debris. See the heartwarming rescue below!