Guy And Neca Marcovaldi: The Best Friends a Brazilian Turtle Could Have

The Best Friends a Brazilian Turtle Could Have

It's easy to see that Maria Marcovaldi loves sea turtles. There is an image of the long-lived beast (some reach age 70) on her T shirt. And miniature re-creations of the animal (which can grow to a length of 7 ft. and weigh 1,500 lbs.) hang from her necklace and earrings. Driving her Jeep along the beach at Praia do Forte in northern Brazil, she hits the brakes and suddenly does something surprising. She points with pride to a big 400-room resort hotel intruding upon the sea turtles' habitat. "We persuaded the owner to keep buildings low and use unobtrusive lighting,"...

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