One Diver’s Perspective.

Scuba, Photography and Scandal

Turtle in flight


Turtle in flight, originally uploaded by davidscubadiver.

Sea turtles, like so many other marine animals are critically endangered. They are killed as “by catch” (the fisherman’s term for “collateral damage”), along with millions of tons of wasted (non-consumed) sea life, in the quest for earning a profit by selling seafood. Eat responsibly. Try not to consume fish that are caught irresponsibly. Ocean caught shrimp is notorious for killing a disproportionate amount of sea animals, including turtles.

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April 14, 2008 - Posted by | Turtle

2 Comments »

  1. Great photos. Were the amazing colors on that sea turtle doctored, or was it really fluorescent?

    Comment by Bunk Strutts | July 22, 2008 | Reply

  2. Thank you for the feedback! It is funny that you see amazing color where I see too much green and blue! I don’t think the turtle was fluorescent; and while I don’t recall it being quite as bright greenly splotched, the camera often sees things differently than we do underwater, particularly when a flash is used. This is because water “absorbs” the colors of sunlight, the deeper you go, and thus things do not look as colorful in natural light to the diver. However, if you are close enough to use a flash, the white light from the flash “adds back” the color that has been filtered away from the sunshine.

    Comment by davidscubadiver | July 22, 2008 | Reply


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