Mystery: Where did underwater camera that washed up on our beach come from ?

Posted: 11/02/2011 in all marine news

Douglas Jordan –

Mike Golubovich loves a good mystery.

As a beach enforcement specialist for St. Johns County’s environmental division, Golubovich finds a lot of things washed up on the 42 miles of beach under his jurisdiction while doing routine beach checks and cleanups.

One item, found just after the nor’easter blew through the area earlier this month, piqued his interest immediately: a barnacle-encrusted underwater camera case.

“You never know what you’re going to find out there,” Golubovich said, holding the plastic case in his hands like it was buried treasure.

“Naturally, this was intriguing.”

The first question was whether there was a camera inside. After prying the salty case open with a screwdriver, he found that there was.

“It’s an older model point and shoot digital camera,” he said. “What encouraged me about it was the fact that it was completely dry.

So, the next step was to see if there were any images on it.” The batteries were dead, so he put in new ones and the camera fired right up, he said.

He found 153 photos on the camera’s storage drive.

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