An ‘Egg’cellent idea

A good idea can save a species! What you’re looking at above is a remarkable replica of a sea turtle egg. Why would one need to make a replica of an egg? Well…

Sea turtles are facing a massive poaching problem. Already having to deal with our polluted oceans, most sea turtle species are hunted for their shells, their meat, and the eggs (which are considered an aphrodisiac and a delicacy in some culture). The Investeggator (love the name!) is a sea turtle egg replica, designed to absolutely match its texture, feel, appearance, dimensions, and weight of real sea turtle eggs. However, this 3D printed egg is fitted with a GPS, and is placed in the nests of sea turtles. The GPS in the decoy egg helps track the batch of eggs in case they get illegally poached by humans. The GPS helps lead organizations to the poachers directly, thanks to a rather clever idea, 3D printing, and some pretty basic technology, and in turn helps save not just one, but multiple species of sea turtle… for in the words of Dr. Seuss, “And the turtles of course… all turtles are free, as turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be”.

Designer: Paso Pacifico Conservación