Drone Video: Endangered Leatherback Turtle

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Drone Video: Endangered Leatherback Turtle

Check out this awesome video that captured the endangered leatherback turtle returning back to the sea after nesting on the beach. It’s even cooler when you realize that a drone made this video was made possible.

By day, Costa Rica’s Pacific coast is well-known for surf breaks and stunning sunsets. By night, turtles often visit the country’s beaches to nest under the cover of darkness.

But in this video, Jenell Black, Field Manager at the Leatherback Trust, managed to capture the rare sight of a leatherback turtle returning to the sea after nesting during daylight using a drone.

Drone captures rare sight of endangered leatherback turtle returning to sea after nesting

Leatherback Trust LogoAbout the Leatherback Trust

The Leatherback Trust is an international non-profit conservation organization that protects leatherback turtles and other sea turtle species from extinction. The organization is run by a dedicated team of researchers and professionals advancing sound science and protecting turtles through respectful, collaborative actions.

By | 2017-08-31T15:23:40+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Conservation, Drone Videos, Drones|Comments Off on Drone Video: Endangered Leatherback Turtle

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