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Fleeting Wonders: A Turtle’s-Eye View of the Kenyan Coast

A member of the Watamu Local Ocean Trust releases a Hawksbill turtle back into the ocean.

A member of the Watamu Local Ocean Trust releases a Hawksbill turtle back into the ocean. (Photo: Stuart Price/Make it Kenya)

The Watamu Local Ocean Trust in Kenya has cared for and rereleased over 250 sick and injured sea turtles. This Sunday, for the first time, the world will get to see the true fruits of their labor—the next released turtle will be carrying a camera, allowing it to livestream its journey back home.

The turtlecam is part of the ongoing #KenyaLive campaign, which broadcast real-time footage from the Maasai Mara’s great wildebeest migration earlier this year. This weekend’s livestreams are meant to encourage visits to the Kenyan coast, which Secretary of Tourism Najib Balala calls ”the most accessible holiday of a lifetime.”

Other events on the docket include a sunset dhow sail, a treetop yoga display, and a live safari through a local snake farm. You can watch all of these live on HerdTracker’s Periscope page, or after the fact at the #KenyaLive site.

A Hawksbill turtle makes its way back into the ocean in Watamu, Kenya.

A Hawksbill turtle makes its way back into the ocean in Watamu, Kenya. (Photo: Stuart Price/Make it Kenya)

Every day, we track down a fleeting wonder—something amazing that’s only happening right now. Have a tip for us? Tell us about it! Send your temporary miracles to cara@atlasobscura.com.

Update, 1/21/16: We’ve added a link to the recorded footage, which can be found here.