Moby-Dick and the Galápagos Tortoises

Departmental News

Posted:  Dec 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

Cyler Conrad (UNM PhD, 2018) has conducted scientific and historic research on the exploitation of Galápagos tortoises and sea turtles and has published numerous studies based this topic.  In his most recent article in Scientific American, Moby-Dick and the Galápagos Tortoises, he examines the role tortises played in the survival of sailors from the Essex, the ship that inspired Herman Melville's classic work, Moby Dick.  Read more