Need a Break from the News? We’re Swimming With Turtles
Need to relax for a bit? We feel you. Take a deep breath, and dive into the soothing warm waters off the coast of the Bahamas. Thanks to the magic of the TurtleCam, we’re swimming with green sea turtles. The camera was placed on the turtle’s back by biologist Nathan Robinson and his team from the Cape Eleuthera Institute. The scientists are studying these endangered animals to help protect their species. And don’t worry, the device is completely harmless—it eventually pops off the turtle’s back and floats to the surface of the ocean.
You can watch the Great Big Story all about these sea turtles right here: https://greatbig.is/2IVaA8s
Thanks to Nathan Robinson and our Friends at the Cape Eleuthera Institute for this awesome footage! To follow more of Nathan’s work, please check out https://www.instagram.com/wild.blue.s… and more about the Cape Eleuthera Institute can be found here: https://www.instagram.com/ceibahamas/
The TurtleCam project was funded by the Cape Eleuthera Institute, West Connecticut State University (WCSU), and WCSU’s Finding Our Way project. This latter project was supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service and Office of Education through its New England B-WET Program. This amazing footage was shot entirely on a Paralenz camera.
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