Dr. Karen Eckert was one of the first principal investigators of Saving the Leatherback Turtle, the Earthwatch project that has helped turn around the nesting success of leatherbacks on the beaches of St. Croix. Now the executive director of the Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network (WIDECAST), Eckert has co-authored an authoritative book that makes sea turtles around the world accessible to a wide audience. Sea Turtles: an Ecological Guide is a colorful primer on sea turtle evolution, ecology, and behavior that brings the beauty of these creatures to life.
If you think of sea turtles as unassuming creatures of the silent waters, Sea Turtles: an Ecological Guide will make you stand up and take notice of their dynamic role in the ecology and natural history of the ocean. Illustrated with vibrant photos and flamboyant figures, this book does for ocean ecology what Windows for Dummies has done for computers. It is a valuable addition to any classroom, as well as a useful guide for divers and budding naturalists of any age. A companion teachers’ activity book is also available.
Sea Turtles: An Ecological Guide. David Gulko and Karen Eckert. Mutual Publishing, 2004.