Search For The Great Turtle Mother
Science, mythology, and conservation ethics are interwoven in this captivating and highly personal travelogue. It recounts how Jack Rudloe's lifelong fascination with sea turtles led him to journeys in Central America and Malaysia. There he investigated the theory that magnetic forces help guide sea turtles in their migration, and explored the Turtle Mother legend that shaped the attitudes of othe...
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Publisher: Woodstork Press; 3rd edition (March 9, 2015)
Publication Date: March 9, 2015
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, more primitive cultures. These ancient myths fostered a deep respect for sea turtles which helped to assure their sustainable harvest, in contrast with the ruinous practices of today.Throughout his career, author, naturalist, researcher, and environmental watchdog Jack Rudloe has focused attention and scientific inquiry on the intersection of human activity and marine ecology. He is the founder and proprietor of Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory, a research and educational facility which provides marine specimens and consulting services to public and private institutions worldwide. The facility, located in the quiet Florida Panhandle community of Panacea, offers tours of its aquaria to school groups and the public, teaching visitors about hundreds of fascinating creatures and the marine and estuarine habitats where they live.