From: Justin Gural
June 14, 2010
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Photo: Dick de Bruin
There were photos of two men preparing to scuba dive and a towheaded family nestled together on a couch. There was a mysterious relic settled deep into the sea floor. And even a puzzling video clip of splashing water that appeared to have been taken as the camera thrashed around under the control of something that wasn't human.
Photo: AP Photo/Paul Shultz,HO
These are the images that Paul Shultz viewed after cracking open a camera and housing that he found pounding against the rocks in a Key West marina. Its waterproof plastic case was covered with six months' worth of crusty sea growth, but the camera itself was almost pristine when he found it May 16.
Shultz started an investigation, and after a month of posting images on dive forums and pinpointing structures with Google Earth he found the owner of the camera in Aruba, a Dutch island off Venezuela's coast that's 1,100 miles from Key West.
This amazing story of lost and found caught our attention for a number of reasons, but mostly the impressiveness of a camera and housing that lasted six months at sea and withheld the barrage of an open-ocean sea turtle attack.
So easy, a caveman sea turtle can do it. Seriously, check out the video below!