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VIDEO: Sea turtle takes you on amazing underwater journey

King Mydas encounters a shark during his journey in the aquarium. (Source: Audubon Institute) King Mydas encounters a shark during his journey in the aquarium. (Source: Audubon Institute)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

When it comes to one of the coolest underwater adventures, King Mydas has the touch.

World Sea Turtle Day falls on June 16 and commemorates one of nature's most magnificent creations.

To mark the day, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans recently attached a GoPro camera onto one of its sea turtles.

The king provided some amazing footage of a typical day inside the 400,000 gallon Gulf of Mexico Exhibit.

Almost all species of sea turtle are classified as endangered.

Audubon's Coastal Wildlife Network (CWN) is the only rehabilitation facility for sea turtles in the state of Louisiana. Since 2010, 215 sea turtles have been rescued and rehabilitated by CWN. The public can report injured or sick marine mammals or sea turtles by calling 504-235-3005. 

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