Every summer, folks in North Carolina get a little cuckoo for sea turtles. I suppose it's because North Carolina's coasts are home to five of the world's seven sea turtle species!
Well I'm just a 59-year old landlubber who's grown accustomed to my maritime cousins getting most of the fame and glory. And size doesn't always matter. Even though loggerheads outweigh me by 100 times (300 lbs to 3 lbs), our brains are just about the same size!!!!
I also visited the aquarium at Fort Fisher and talked to education staff about how I could help. Apparently sea turtles use the brightest horizon (usually the ocean) to orient themselves at night. But bright street lights can confuse them. Also, plastic bags that end up in the ocean look strikingly similar to jellyfish, a favorite food of some turtles. Even landlubbers like you and I can make a difference!