Crittercam on Gulf of California Green Turtles IV: Stationary Bentic Foraging Deep Water Anoxic

Although perhaps the poorest quality video of the series (due to the extreme depth (45 meters) and resultant darkness, this is by far the most novel behaviour documented by this Crittercam study. This ‘benthic mud sifting’ is a first-ever glimpse at how green turtles may consume foods that are buried in the sea floor. In this case, the turtle is eating solitary tube worms (Bispira sp.) in a never-before seen behavior by green turtles.