The 'Turtle Dude' Quits in Ugly Fight Over Saving SoBe's Endangered Sea Turtles

Think about the sheer shitty luck to be a sea turtle egg laid on South Beach. Drunks and party girls stumble over you and the neon lights of Ocean Drive lure you to sure death.

“Hundreds, just hundreds of baby turtles die out here,” says Cliff Buchanan, a trim, 40-something freelance photographer.

Buchanan cared so much that for the last two hatching seasons he’s spent every night camped on the beach protecting nests of three endangered species of turtles. The staid New York Times even wrote about “The Turtle Dude” last September.

Read full story HERE.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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One Response to The 'Turtle Dude' Quits in Ugly Fight Over Saving SoBe's Endangered Sea Turtles

  1. george says:

    I’m sorry this guy scares me. Violence is not the answer to people’s ignorance. Education and understanding are needed at this time.

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