Fauna: Why Sea Turtles Are Miraculous

An adorable, heartbreaking animated short tells the story of a 150 million-year-old species.

This adorable, heartbreaking animated short from TED Ed tells the story of a 150 million-year-old species, the sea turtle. They've been through a lot -- they evolved side by side with the dinosaurs -- but the odds a single turtle today will survive long enough to reproduce are low, and getting lower. Created by educator Scott Gass and animation by Veronica Wallenberg and Johan Sonestedt, the video takes the viewer through the turtles' life cycle and does the grim math behind their decreasing numbers. 

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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