Watch: The Great Barrier Reef Seen From a Turtle’s Eyes

Ever wondered what Australia's 1,800-mile long Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven wonders of the natural world, looks like from a turtle's perspective?

Thanks to the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), now you no longer have to wonder.

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WWF-Australia earlier this week posted video footage shot by a small GoPro camera strapped to the back of a green sea turtle.

The project was meant to explore how the turtle's act once they are released to the wild, and is part of the efforts to protect sea turtles, most of which are endangered according to WWF.

The Great Barrier Reef is home to almost 6,000 species of life, and provides remarkable vistas of breathtaking aquatic beauty.

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee on Wednesday decided not to add the Reef to the list of "in danger" World Heritage Sites, but said it would stay on the watch list for another four years, according to Australia's ABC News.

In trying to protect the natural wonder from pollution and damage, Australia has drafted a Reef 2050 plan, which will limit the development of ports, ban the dumping of dredge spoil which is refuse created by dredging, and clean the water flowing into the Reef.

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/197590

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