Archie Carr

Archie Carr
Birthplace: Mobile, AL
Current Residence: deceased
Setting: Florida & the Caribbean
Genre: Nonfiction

Dr. Archie Carr (1909-1987) was the founding scientific director of the Caribbean Conservation Corporation & Sea Turtle Survival League. Through his research, teaching and writing, Dr. Carr is responsible for accumulating and distributing much of what is known about the biology and life cycle of sea turtles. He is credited by many for bringing the first international attention to the plight of marine turtles.

Carr received his Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Florida in 1937, where he taught for most of his life.
The Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research (ACCSTR) at the University of Florida was established in 1986 by the University Board of Regents of the State of Florida in recognition of the outstanding achievements and pioneering research of the late Dr. Archie Carr and the University of Florida's international reputation in the field of sea turtle research.

The Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge stretches across 20.5 miles between Melbourne Beach and Wabasso Beach along Florida's east coast. The refuge was established in 1991 and was named after the late Dr. Archie Carr, Jr., in honor of his extraordinary contribution to sea turtle conservation. The Refuge is a direct result of Dr. Carr bringing attention to the world's declining turtle populations due to over-exploitation and loss of safe habitat.

Naturalist in Florida by Archie Carr
Book List

A Naturalist in Florida: A Celebration of Eden (1994) w/Marjorie Harris Carr
The Sea Turtle: So Excellent a Fishe (1984)
The Windward Road (1979)
The Everglades (1973) w/Editors of Time-Life Books
The Reptiles (1963)

See Archie Carr books with a Florida setting.
See also It Takes Place in Florida: Science.

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