As a child, Eric Goode received a little turtle as a gift, and that began his fascination and love for the animal.
Today, he maintains a sanctuary for turtles and travels the world as a conservationist for a specie that is highly valued and dwindling as a result of illegal poaching.
Lesson: Every field, occupation, or industry will have its share of issues and problems, and some can be placed in the truth-is-stranger than fiction category.
If you’re considering entering a new field investigate the culture, practices and experiences of those who have been involved previously so that you will know in advance what exactly you may find.
60 Minutes interviews the Turtle Conservancy