Sea turtle films it’s journey on a stolen video cameraPosted on Friday, June 11th, 2010 at 12:52 pm by Reef Tools
When Dick de Bruin, a Dutchman, dropped his camera while scuba diving in Arube, he figured it was lost forever. Well, believe it or not, a sea turtle happened to pick the camera up, turn it on, and film part of its thousand mile journey. The camera was retrieved in Florida by US Coast Guard officer Paul Shultz, who put a video up on YouTube, and eventually got the word back to de Bruin.
I found a camera and Ikelite waterproof housing washed ashore in Key West, FL. Pictures indicate it floated all the way from Aruba over a period of 6 months. Half way through the journey, this sea turtle came across it and tried to eat it, turning the camera on and recording himself. The owner has been located in Aruba and confirmed he lost it while diving off Aruba in November, 2009. The camera washed ashore in Key West on May 16, 2010 covered in growth.