'Turtle Cam' Goes Viral When Turtle Shoots Video on Lost Camera

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Jul 12, 2010 • References: youtube & scubaboard
Paul Schultz is a Coast Guard investigator who found a bright red camera while he was at work looking for tar balls. Schultz found that there were many photos as well as an underwater video on the camera. While the photos had been taken by humans, the video was shot by a turtle. He posted the 'turtle cam' on YouTube.

'Turtle Cam' went viral, but Schultz still didn't know who the camera's owner was. After posting the story on YouTube and tracking down details in the camera's photos, he located the camera's owner -- a Sergeant in the Royal Dutch Navy who lost the camera while diving in Aruba. Stats for Accidental Videographers Trending: Older & Chilly
Research: 385 clicks in 306 w
Interest: 2 minutes
Concept: Turtle Cam
Related: 77 examples / 59 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-35
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