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'Finding Nemo' Turtle Dons Go Pro For A Swim Through The Great Barrier Reef

02/07/2015 11:09 BST | Updated 02/07/2015 11:59 BST

"Cause we were like, 'Woaaaah', and I was like, 'Woaaaah' and you were like, 'woaaahh'..."

A turtle reminiscent of Finding Nemo's Crush has been filmed on a GoPro swimming through the Great Barrier Reef.

The footage was released by the WWF in Australia and is part of a project about the level of pollution affecting the Reef's turtles.

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"Sweeeeeeeeet... totally"

The GoPro, attached to the reptiles back, takes us on a grand tour of the reef located just off the coast of Queensland, Australia.

In a post accompanying the video, the conservation group WWF Australia stated:

"As part of that project, the opportunity arose to very carefully fit a small GoPro camera to a turtle, to better understand the post-release behaviour of tagged green turtles. The result is this amazing video."

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The video has been released in response to a historic decision about the protection of the Great Barrier Reef.

In July the UNESCO World Heritage Committee decided to deny the underwater attraction a place on the world danger list.

Over 560,000 people signed a petition on the WWF's website to support its UNESCO campaign.