“Dey never finish don Archie. The tel-tel never finish. . . .Dey can’t finish.”

Sibella Martinez’s words to Dr. Archie Carr expressed the belief of the Caribbean people who depended on the annual nesting of sea turtles for food and livelihood. The turtles had always come and they always would come.


But the turtles could finish and almost did. And life in a Costa Rican village was forever altered. In Turning Turtles In Tortuguero readers will learn about the world’s longest running sea turtle research station established in 1955 in Tortuguero, Costa Rica by Dr. Archie Carr. They will meet the biologists who came to learn and stayed to save the turtles. They will experience life in an isolated primitive village and follow its evolution into a colorful thriving ecotourism destination. Its namesake, La Tortuga—the turtle—is still the defining element of life in the village.

Paperback: 144 pages, 1.3 lbs

Publisher: Edgemark Press;

First edition (December 6, 2013)

Language: English

ISBN-13: 978-0991125302

Product Dimensions:

10.1 x 6.9 x 0.5 inches


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