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    7 Jul 2015

    Here's What The Great Barrier Reef Looks Like If You're A Turtle

    Part of her world.

    There's no better ambassador to the Great Barrier Reef than one of its locals. And in this video put together by WWF-Australia, an endangered green turtle gave us the grand tour of her playground.

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    Ian Bell / Queensland Department EHP / Christine Hof / WWF-Australia / Via youtube.com

    With a GoPro strapped to her back, the newly released turtle swam her way through fish and corals.

    Ian Bell / Queensland Department of EHP / Christine Hof / WWF-Australia

    Marine turtles in the Great Barrier Reef are endangered species, with hundreds washing ashore either dead or dying over the last four years. WWF-Australia's project aims to determine how natural or human pollution impacts their behaviour.

    Look! Another turtle friend.

    Ian Bell / Queensland Department of EHP / Christine Hof / WWF-Australia

    Here's a parrotfish dodging the turtle's powerful arms.

    Ian Bell / Queensland Department of EHP / Christine Hof / WWF-Australia

    And here's another fishy looking... ummm... quite intimidated.

    Ian Bell / Queensland Department of EHP / Christine Hof / WWF-Australia

    The Great Barrier Reef is home to almost 6,000 marine species, and thanks to the efforts of Australian marine researchers, it has the most robust and healthy marine turtle populations in the world.

    The camera was retrieved after 10 minutes and the turtle continued on with its journey unharmed.

    Ian Bell / Queensland Department of EHP / Christine Hof / WWF-Australia

    Safe travels, mate!

    Ian Bell / Queensland Department of EHP / Christine Hof / WWF-Australia

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