Published on Sep 28, 2015
While filming coral off the Solomon Islands, David Gruber, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, encountered a “bright red-and-green spaceship.” This underwater UFO turned out to be a hawksbill sea turtle, which is significant because it’s the first time that biofluorescence has ever been seen in reptiles, according to Gruber. Gruber is now excited to learn more about this critically endangered species and how it is using biofluorescence.
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BIOFLUORESCENCE VIDEOGRAPHER: David Gruber
SENIOR PRODUCER: Jeff Hertrick
EDITOR: Jennifer Murphy
EXPEDITION FUNDED BY: TBA21
TBA21 CINEMAPHOTOGRAPHER: Barry Broomfield
TBA21 PRODUCERS: Francesca Von Habsburg and Markus Reymann
TBA21 LINE PRODUCER: Lauren Matic
ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE: National Geographic Creative and Pawel Achtel
I woke up today not knowing how mundane things were going to be. I knew i had to wake up and go about my day, didn’t expect any ounce of real excitement. Things would be going decent but then you ask yourself what more is out there. Well today I got that answer, that might not be the answer i intended for the question being asked, but knowing theres a glowing sea turtle out there is just awesome to know. Just learning new stuff everyday. At one point, we as man, think we’ve reached our potential yet heres a fucking sea turtle just reinventing himself out of sheer will and nature. Yesterday i thought all turtles we’re pretty much the same, today I can’t even imagine the differences and variations a turtle can have. Really hope i can see a glowing sea turtle one day.
Also its dope because sea turtles eat jelly fish. Like the stingers cant penetrate turtle skin so turtles just eat those sons of bitches. I like thinking i have them on my side.