OK, that’s not true. But what is true (allegedly) is that a sea turtle ran across a lost waterproof video camera, tried to eat it, accidentally turned it on, and filmed a kinda kick-a*s video of himself.
His style? Very experimental and surreal.
The full story according to the video uploader:
“I found a camera and Ikelite waterproof housing washed ashore in Key West, FL. Pictures dated from November, 2009 indicate it floated all the way from Aruba over a period of 6 months. Two months in to 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 on November 11, 2009. The last thing the owner did was take a video, so the camera was in video mode. This incident with the turtle ocurred on January 15, 2010. The camera washed ashore in Key West on May 16, 2010 covered in growth.
Based on time, I estimate this video to have occurred in the vicinity of Honduras.
The camera is a Nikon Coolpix L18. The waterproof housing is an Ikelite.
Special thanks to the good people of Scubaboard.com, Cruisecritic.com, and Aruba.com for helping me find the owner. I could not have done it without their help. “
So there you have it..and now the video you have been waiting for. I give you “Sea Turtle: A Self Portrait”…
(Annoyingly…and for no reason I can EVER figure out when it’s done… the video poster has blocked embedding. Makes NO sense whatsoever…but there you have it. Click on the Vid snapshot for linkage to the YouTube page.)