The World from a Sea Turtle’s POV

World Turtle/Michele Bedigian

Learning doesn’t end when recess begins in the Bedigian home. This week we’re exploring creation myths on how the universe was born. One of my all time favorites is “The World Turtle” where the universe was created (and carried) on the back of a turtle’s shell. So as you can imagine we’re living, breathing and dreaming turtles!

Ever wonder what life looks like below the surface in the Great Barrier Reef? Check out this VIDEO we found to see it through the eyes of a sea turtle.  It’s so peaceful – Michele

WWF wanted to better understand the post-release behavior of tagged green turtles. So with a few partners they carefully fastened a GoPro—a tiny waterproof camera—to the back of a female sea turtle. The footage collected gives a unique view of the Great Barrier Reef. (Fastened safely with a suction cup, the camera accessory was designed to fall off the turtle after a short period of time. A diver collected the camera after it fell.) It’s a collaboration with researchers, government agencies and community groups to learn more about how pollution levels affect turtles in the reef.


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