Photo: Baby Turtle in Bottle Cap
August 11, 2012
This is from the Pacific Northwest Turtleworks. (Go “Like” ‘em!) Caption:
The smallest turtle ever hatched at Pacific Northwest Turtleworks weighing in at 1.22 grams. This is a mini musk with parents that are 2 inches (dad) and 3 inches (mom).
Dang cutest turtle in a bottle cap ever.
• Bonus turtle story, from Uncle John’s HEAVY DUTY Bathroom Reader (page 193):
A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY
In 2010 U.S. Coast Guard agent Paul Schultz found a camera washed up on the shore in Key West, Florida. He removed it from its waterproof casing, loaded the memory cared into his computer, and saw photos of various sites on the Caribbean island of Aruba. There were also some shots of two men preparing to scuba dive and some video footage of the divers exploring a shipwreck. The final file on the card was a shaky video of water, then sky, then some fish, then a sea turtle’s flipper, then water, then sky, then the flipper…over and over for several minutes.
“At first I thought someone was getting attacked by a sea creature,” said Schultz. But then he figured out what must have happened.: A sea turtle caught camera strap on its flipper and took it for a ride. It also managed to turn the camera on and record part of the camera;s 1,100-mile journey. Schultz posted the photos on some travel websites along with a message asking if anyone knew who the camera belonged to. A woman in Aruba recognized on e of the men—a photographer name Dick de Bruin. It turned out he’d lost the camera six months earlier while shooting the shipwreck. The camera was returned, and the sea turtle’s travel footage has become a YouTube hit, with over 2.3 million views…and counting.
The video is now over 2.6 million views:
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