Fauna: Why Sea Turtles Are Miraculous

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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's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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