Both scientists and holidaymakers once enjoyed riding on the backs of turtles while at the Great Barrier Reef. In spite of the widespread popularity of turtle riding, the practice disappeared into obscurity in the second part of the twentieth century. This paper unveils the historical, social and geographical factors that gave rise to a practice that was peculiar to the holidaymakers of this time and place.
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Celmara Pocock; Tourists riding turtles. Australian Zoologist 1 December 2006; 33 (4): 425–435. doi: https://doi.org/10.7882/AZ.2006.015
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