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Magical encounter with a sea turtle

By Leonard Ho - Posted Jan 04, 2013 07:00 AM
The holidays are unfortunately over, and most of us returned to work or school this week. If you had a long week like me and need something to help you escape your back-to-work/school doldrums, watch this video. If it doesn't warm your heart, you probably don't have a soul.

While diving an isolated coral reef in the Red Sea, underwater videographer Simon Spear chanced upon this Hawkbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), a critically endangered species.  After spending 30 minutes filming the turtle grazing algae, Simon was rewarded with what he calls "a truly magical moment" when the turtle came over to greet his paparazzi before gliding into the blue beyond.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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