Electronic Odysseus

“PHOTOS on an underwater camera that washed up on a beach in Florida have revealed it’s epic ocean journey and also led investigators to its owner.

The waterproof plastic case of the Nikon camera was covered with six months’ worth of crusty sea growth, but the camera itself was almost pristine when it was found in May.” (Washed up camera almost pristine June 17th, 2010)

The camera had traveled more than a thousand miles from Aruba,  with a sea turtle for company for a while. Note the term “pristine”.  All we need now is for Nikon to make cellphones.  Four of my cellphones have been victims of “death by drowning”. They’ve been laundry accidents and that couldn’t have been worse than an ocean voyage!

Part of the camera’s voyage was captured by this sea turtle, which turned it on with its flapping fin.  Smart turtle! Wanted to bore its relatives with home videos, no doubt.  A captive audience while they are laying eggs on a beach somewhere.

Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E43sg-Ytt58 to see what the camera captured.

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