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Voyage of the turtle : in pursuit of the Earth's last dinosaur

Author: Carl Safina
Publisher: New York : Holt, 2007.
Series: A Holt paperback.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Owl books edView all editions and formats
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The story of an ancient sea turtle and what its survival says about our future. The decline of sea turtles in Pacific waters and their surprising recovery in the Atlantic illuminate what can go both wrong and right from human interventions, and teach us lessons that can be applied to restore health to the world's oceans. The only surviving species of its suborder, the leatherback is an evolutionary marvel: a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Safina
ISBN: 0805083189 9780805083187
OCLC Number: 144513628
Notes: "A John Macrae /Owl book."
Originally published in hardcover: New York : Holt, 2006.
Description: xvi, 383 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: ATLANTIC: Trinidad, Florida, Leatherbacks and cannonballs in South Carolina, Georges Bank, Cape Breton Island --
Turtle Island --
PACIFIC: Costa Rica, Flying turtles of Mexico, Baja, Grand Cayman, Monterey Bay, Jamursba belimbings in New Guinea --
Where to see nesting turtles.
Series Title: A Holt paperback.
Responsibility: Carl Safina.
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The story of an ancient sea turtle and what its survival says about our future. The decline of sea turtles in Pacific waters and their surprising recovery in the Atlantic illuminate what can go both wrong and right from human interventions, and teach us lessons that can be applied to restore health to the world's oceans. The only surviving species of its suborder, the leatherback is an evolutionary marvel: a "reptile" whose ancestry can be traced back 125 million years, that behaves like a warm-blooded dinosaur, an ocean animal able to withstand colder water than most fishes and dive deeper than any whale. As naturalist Safina makes clear, the fate of the leatherback is in our hands. As scientists apply lessons learned in the Atlantic and Caribbean to other endangered seas, Safina follows leatherback migrations, including a journey from Monterey, California, to nesting grounds on the most remote beaches of Papua New Guinea.--From publisher description.

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