Turtle Cam goes online for #KenyaLive

The #KenyaLive team have achieved a world first by attaching a camera to a turtle being released back into the wild and streaming the footage live using Twitter’s Periscope app.

#KenyaLive Turtle Cam
The Turtle cam is fitted.

Bringing a new perspective to their work, the conservationists and the viewing public witness the turtle release from the point of view of the turtle.

The release was organised by local group The Local Ocean Trust in Watamu which specialises in rehabilitating sea turtles who have been trapped in fishing nets.

Kenya’s famous wildlife and beautiful tropical coastline is being showcased in a series of live web broadcasts using state-of–the-art technology. #KenyaLive has enabled people to witness the excitement of a night safari in the Mara in real time using specialist night-vision equipment and is now in Watamu highlighting the work of the turtle conservation organisation Local Ocean Trust, and other activities including stand-up paddle boarding with dolphins, snorkelling and scuba diving by using the scial media application Periscope.

You can see all our coverage of #KenyaLive by visiting our dedicated page.