Biologist Wallace J. Nichols '89 in TIME for Kids Magazine
November 9, 2004
November 9, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - Biologist Wallace J. Nichols, director of the Blue Ocean Institute's Pacific Ocean region and a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, "has studied the sea turtle populations of Mexico since 1992," notes the cover story of the November 5 edition of TIME for Kids magazine. The article examines a program in Mexico that is succeeding in increasing the population of olive ridley sea turtles. "He says that Mexico's program is helping to unite researchers across vast stretches of ocean. 'Seeing the success at La Escobilla inspires people working at other projects,' Nichols told TFK."
The story, "Turning the tide for sea turtles," notes: "Today, the world's population of sea turtles has become dangerously small. Scientists warn that without action, two of the species that live in the Pacific Ocean, the loggerhead and the leatherback, will be extinct in 30 years. But the success of a program in Mexico shows that turtle survival is possible." Read the complete text by clicking here.
Before joining Blue Ocean Institute, Dr. Nichols co-founded and for five years was co-director of WiLDCOAST, an international conservation team dedicated to protection of our coasts and oceans. With Blue Ocean Institute, he's developing new projects in seafood awareness, working to bring to the screen a published sea turtle book he authored, and spearheading other creative endeavors. Learn more here.Back