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National Geographic Features Explorer Frederick Yeh to Inspire Children to Save Sea Turtles

by Lauren McDonnell   Jul. 28, 2015
  • National Geographic features Frederick Yeh

    National Geographic features Frederick Yeh in Explorer Interview

  • National Geographic interviews Frederick Yeh

    National Geographic features Frederick Yeh in Explorer Interview

  • Sylvia Earle and Frederick Yeh

    Frederick Yeh and Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence

  • Nat Geo Book tells true story of a turtle saved by Frederick Yeh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - National Geographic features Frederick Yeh, Founder of Sea Turtles 911 and Marine Turtle Expert of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in the new book Mission: Sea Turtle Rescue. The book is all about sea turtles and how to save them, including stories of individual turtles and humans who have been intertwined in the mission to save sea turtles from extinction.

The true story of Star Blue, an adult female sea turtle who was rescued from the market by Frederick Yeh is featured in the book. According to the NOAA satellite research report, Star Blue safely travelled back to her home foraging grounds in the Philippines.

Frederick Yeh, a real life hero, or as the BBC calls "the unlikely sea turtle saviour", is interviewed as a National Geographic Explorer in the book. Frederick recounts his decade long experience in the field of sea turtle conservation and inspires children to save sea turtles at an early age by volunteering to gain as much life experiences as possible. As he concludes, "Together, we can help give sea turtles a voice in our world!"

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