James R. Spotila
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; 1 edition (March 8, 2011)
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In April 2007, 11 leatherback turtles captured the mind's eye of the general public around the world as they "raced" from Costa Rica towards the Galápagos Islands. referred to as the good Turtle Race, this occasion tracked those seriously endangered sea turtles, drawing realization to their fragile prestige and producing info at the turtles important to efforts to review and guard them.But the good Turtle Race is only one of many instruments marine conservationists use to notify humans in regards to the prestige, biology, and lives of the seven sea turtle species. as a result of human activities, once-plentiful sea turtle inhabitants degrees plummeted all through a lot of the 20th century, stabilizing a little basically after Archie Carr and Jacques Cousteau popularized their plight. With Saving Sea Turtles, award-winning writer James R. Spotila choices up the place Carr and Cousteau left off, going contained in the modern day conservation flow to inform the stories of today’s sea turtle conservationists. He presents an entire evaluate of sea turtle biology and lifestyles cycles, discusses the human and flora and fauna threats they face, and examines the hot equipment and applied sciences people are utilizing to avoid wasting them. all through, Spotila dots the narrative with tales of real-life heroes who chance lifestyles and limb to appreciate, song, and preserve sea turtles around the globe.Spotila has been on the vanguard of sea turtle learn and conservation for many years. His inspirational tale of devoted contributors, artistic endeavors, and experience finds what's being performed and what else we needs to do so one can make sure that those interesting animals proceed swimming within the oceans.