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Turtle cams

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Sunday, July 27, 2014/Categories: natural history, video, marine life, sustainability, environment

Like most folks, here at Riled Up we are big fans of turtles and their protection. One earlier commentary focused on the work of the  Turtle People  who help rescue and recover sea turtles that might be impacted by hurricanes, unaware tourists, and other nesting habitat threats.

Now, video gear set up in Florida has allowed people from around the world to watch as baby  loggedhead turtles  hatched and headed off to the ocean. The high-definition camera used infrared light so not to confuse the young turtles who use moonlight to guide them into the sea.

Loggerhead Sea Turtle (credit: Wikicommons)

Video cams are a perfect example of employing digital media technology to monitor wildlife. The remotely operated cameras offer educational opportunities to help insure turtle nesting success well as conservation efforts for many other endangered species of wildlife.


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