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Time of the Turtle Jack Rudloe

Time of the Turtle

Jack Rudloe

Published February 23rd 2015
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Kindle Edition
326 pages
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Time of the Turtle follows Jack Rudloe as he learns about the endangered sea creatures from the beaches of Georgia, Surinam and Costa Rica to the waters off North, Central and South America.during their most precarious period, when sea turtles wereMoreTime of the Turtle follows Jack Rudloe as he learns about the endangered sea creatures from the beaches of Georgia, Surinam and Costa Rica to the waters off North, Central and South America.during their most precarious period, when sea turtles were verging on extinction. He begins the story at a time when many sea turtles still ended up in a soup pot and only a handful of scientists were working to change the downward trend. The book chronicles Rudloes lifelong relationship with and love of turtles from his early days of wishing he could save a turtle on the deck of a shrimp boat he was working on, to the days when turtles were finally protected and the headlong slide into the oblivion of extinction was slowed. Rudloe, along with his wife Anne, was one of the best known voices to the public crying out for the protection of sea turtles. From their landmark cover story on sea turtles for National Geographic to the image of Jack Rudloe carrying a sea turtle into the legislature of Florida demanding their protection, this is an era of chance and growing public awareness. This is the story of humanity and sea turtles. Packed full of interesting anecdotes and scientific facts, this book is a history of an era and continuing call to save the turtles. In addition to the original photographs and wonderful drawings by illustrator Karen Harrod, this Kindle edition includes recent photographs of the work of Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory as they work saving sea turtles. There is also the uplifting story of Allie, the 200 pound Loggerhead rescued at Alligator Point and returned to the wild a year later in 2013.