Watch a Sea Turtle Eating a Midday Snack: Why Not?

by Carolyn Sotka

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Screenshot from WWF’s YouTube video.

If you have 22 seconds – watch this green sea turtle eating algae off the Langford Reef in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

If you didn’t get enough, watch the video below and you can swim with a hungry turtle off Lady Elliot Island, Australia – one of my favorite places in the world (side note: check out my Scuttlefish article about Lady Elliot Island).

On a not so funny note – Great Barrier Reef protection has come under fire in recent years, putting the fate of six of the world’s seven species of threatened marine turtles, among countless other marine life species at risk. “The enormous size and diversity of the Great Barrier Reef means it is one of the richest and most complex natural ecosystems on earth, and one of the most significant for biodiversity conservation”, said a UNESCO representative. To get the latest news and learn more about protecting the Great Barrier Reef visit WWF Australia’s Web site. – CS

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