Sea Turtle Tapes Himself: By Kara F

A Dutch navy sailor was diving off the coast of Aruba, when he happened to lose his waterproof video camera, safely in a protective case. The camera was pushed through tough waves and caught in the Loop Current, heading through Central America, Belize, the Yucatan Peninsula, towards the western coast of Cuba, and finally into the Florida Keys. It traveled approximately 1,100 miles to reach the Florida Keys. There, a curious sea turtle happened to stumble upon it. Amazingly, he was able to activate it and began recording. He swam all around the great big blue, video taping himself. Again the video camera was lost, but this time US Coast Guard agent Paul Schultz located it back in the underwater case. He downloaded the memory chip onto the Internet to see if he could find the owner. Amused with the video of the turtle, he posted it on youtube to show everyone all over the world how intelligent the sea turtle is. However, the turtle was not the best videographer and has difficulty keeping the camera steady. Nowadays, it is an extremely popular youtube sensation. Finally, Schultz located the owner and the camera was returned to him in one piece. To watch the video, click on this link:

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Discussion Questions:

1) What was your reaction to the sea turtle being able to activate the video camera?

2) Would you have posted the video on the Internet? Why or why not?


~ by Student Entry on June 21, 2010.

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