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Turtle Riding on the Great Barrier Reef


Pocock, CA, Turtle Riding on the Great Barrier Reef, Society in Animals, 14, (2) pp. 129-146. ISSN 1063-1119 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1163/156853006776778789


Turtle riding was once a popular activity among holidaymakers at the Great Barrier Reef off the northeast coast of Australia. In the first half of the twentieth century. it was a significant way for tourists to engage with living marine life. The turtle breeding season offered tourists an opportunity to see female turtles emerge from the sea and come ashore to nest and lay their eggs. They could also witness emerging hatchlings scuttle from shore to sea. This sea-land-sea transformation facilitated unique forms of human-nonhuman animal interaction and was integral to visitor affection for, and affinity with, sea turtles. © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2006.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Anthropology
Research Field:Social and cultural anthropology
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Pocock, CA (Dr Celmara Pocock)
ID Code:41602
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2007-03-21

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