Much can be learned about the condition of the planet’s environment by looking at sea turtles; they have existed for more than 100 million years, and they travel throughout the world’s oceans. Suddenly, however, they are struggling to survive, largely because of harm that has been done to the planet’s oceans and beaches. This passionate account is told by an ardent conservationist who records his experiences while undertaking fundamental research. Including descriptions of the life cycles and fascinating facts about turtles, this book asks what their demise means for the human species. A remarkable story, it also highlights the active role South Africa has played in protecting its own seaturtle populations and researching the turtle populations in neighboring countries.