Archie Carr

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Archie Carr

Archie Carr

''Father of sea turtle reaserch''

Dr. Carr wants to bring attention the world's declining turtle population from loss of safe habitats and over-exploitation.

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His Solutions Were...-Archie Carr is the Co- founder of the Caribbean Conservation Corporation-In the 1960s Archie Carr started and directed the U.S. Navy's "Operation Green Turtle," a project to distribute green turtle eggs and hatchlings.-

Dr. Carr has won many awards including World Wildlife Fund's Gold Medal, the Smithsonian Institution's Edward W. Browning Award and many others

Archie Carr was born on June 16, 1909, in Mobile Alabama and he died at his home on Wewa Pond near the town of Micanopy, Florida, on May 21, 1987. At the time of his death, he was the world's leading authority on sea turtles,

It was his father who got Dr. Carr his love of animate and inanimate nature ,and the backyard of his home in Savannah, Georgia, where he grew up was filled with cages of snakes, lizards, and turtles.

Dr. Carr has held a fascination for sea turtles all his life since he grew up with them in his own backyard.


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