A Sea Turtle With A GoPro Gives A One-Of-A-Kind Tour Of The Great Barrier Reef
Jul 5, 2015
In recent years, climate change has had serious negative effects on the reef. Additionally, sea floor dredging (scraping the sea bed to enlarge shipping channels) has resulted in further destruction. In an effort to raise awareness towards conservation efforts, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) recently fitted a local sea turtle with a GoPro to show off the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef like you've never seen before.
The Great Barrier Reef, located off the coast of Australia, is the world's largest coral reef system and is an official UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spreading over nearly 133,000 square miles, it is even visible from space, and is the world's largest single structure made by living organisms. The reef is home to a staggering array of wildlife, including several endangered species, and is often considered to be one of the seven natural wonders of the world.