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Filmmaker sea turtle a hit on YouTube

tv Updated: Jun 19, 2010 01:31 IST

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James CameronMove over James Cameron: a sea turtle found a waterproof camera in the Caribbean, somehow activated the device, filmed itself and is now a YouTube sensation.

Back in May, US Coast Guard agent Paul Schultz found a digital camera in a waterproof case on a beach in Key West, Florida, and posted images he found on its memory chip on the Internet in an attempt to find its owner. In a video clip dated January 2010 “a turtle came across the camera, and it’s really hard to tell how, but it turns the camera on and recorded itself swimming with the camera,” said Schultz, adding that on spotting the camera he first thought that someone was getting attacked by the sea turtles.

The video can be seen at www.youtube.com/watch?v=E43sg-Ytt58 . Schultz eventually found the owner, a Dutch navy sailor who lost the camera when he was diving off the island of Aruba in November.