Turtle riding on the Great Barrier Reef

Pocock, Celmara (2006) Turtle riding on the Great Barrier Reef. Society and Animals, 14 2: 129-146. doi:10.1163/156853006776778789


Author Pocock, Celmara
Title Turtle riding on the Great Barrier Reef
Journal name Society and Animals   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1063-1119
1568-5306
Publication date 2006-01-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1163/156853006776778789
Open Access Status
Volume 14
Issue 2
Start page 129
End page 146
Total pages 18
Place of publication Leiden, Netherlands
Publisher Brill
Language eng
Subject 150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience
210202 Heritage and Cultural Conservation
Abstract 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.
Keyword Animals - Social aspects
Human-animal relationships
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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