National Geographic : 1940 Jun
Photograph from J.B.Heaps ROPES AROUND THEIR FLIPPERS COAX BALKY TURTLES ASHORE AT HERON ISLET The big fellows are caught at sea, except during the breeding season. As the boat approaches a swimmingturtle, anislander harpoons the quarry, which dives to escape. A man immediately swims down after it, tying a rope to a fore flipper. As the reptile is pulled alongside, other men jump into the seatohelp, and the catch is rolled aboard, bottom side up.